INFORMATION SERVICES ENGINEER
You will be trained to manage, maintain, configure and deploy a wide range of Information, Communications and Technology systems, ensuring that frontline troops and Commanders can communicate on operations worldwide whilst protecting these systems from Cyber Warfare threats.
You will prepare, configure, deploy and maintain operational and tactical communication systems to ensure frontline troops and their Commanders can communicate on operations worldwide. You will be able to engineer a range of systems including radios, satellite systems, computer networks and mobile communications as well as support a range of software applications and ICT.
You will become experts in building voice and data telecommunications networks in fixed locations and supporting rapid reaction deployments across the world anywhere, anytime, using fibre optic and copper cables, underground and at height, with opportunities to qualify as an Aerial Rigger. You will install communications network data centres and configure advanced telecommunications equipment.
This role includes the roles formerly known as Communications Systems Engineer, Communication Systems Operator and Communications Engineer - Installation.
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you'll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you'll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
This is the start of your technical training designed to introduce basic signalling and communication skills whilst building on your existing military skills. You will learn about the Royal Corps of Signals, it's history and what it means to belong to a Corps that is over 100 years old. You will be taught basic principles and skills which you will build on throughout your career; such as siting, operating and talking on military radios, radio logs, map marking, working at heights, health and safety, and of course security. This training will give you a strong foundation prior to the next step in your journey.
You may be one of the four trades that will go down this route. It builds on Foundation 1 and dives deeper into technical training in preparation for your trade course. Be prepared for a blend of building and configuring networks, managing system problems including a helpdesk, equipment care, understanding field generators, field cable and security (including cyber). Naturally, the military skills you built up in Foundation 1 are continually revised and refreshed during this course.
Each trade group undertakes its own specialist training specific to your role and as such the length of your time spent with 11 Signal Regiment will vary, ranging from a few weeks to a year. The majority of our technical training is accredited to civilian standards and you will begin your journey of professional development from the moment you start your course.
Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications:
GCSE Grade C Maths, Grade D English or level 2 equivalents.
Learn about rank progression here.