Technical Support Specialist

£15,985 - £20,400 yearly
  • Army
  • United Kingdom
  • 01 Sep, 2020
Full time Defence and Military Logistics and Warehousing Public Sector and Government

Job Description

LANCE CORPORAL GALE RELISHES RESPONSIBILITY “WE’RE THE GLUE THAT KEEPS THE OTHER TRADES TOGETHER."

In the Army we use a huge range of equipment, from rocket launchers to binoculars. As a Technical Support Specialist, you look after all of this kit, making sure your unit has whatever they need, whenever they need it. You’ll receive a lot of responsibility very early on, getting the training required to manage weapons, ammunition, vehicles and tools. You will be responsible for millions of pounds worth of equipment and gain first class managerial training and experience. You will travel the world supporting fighting units and have fantastic opportunities for sport, making friends for life.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide logistical support to a REME Unit, from engineering tools to supplies for every day living
  • The accounting and management of thousands of pounds of tools and test equipment used by all REME tradespersons
  • The maintenance and inspection regime of specialist engineering tools and test equipment
  • Military Training Instructor is a potential pathway for a Technical Support Specialist soldier, they are responsible for providing military specific training to other soldiers
  • Keeping the REME logistical chain moving forwards to support the needs of the mission

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
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.

Step 2
Then it’s off to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham. Over the next 12 weeks, you learn how to run a unit’s entire technical store and deal with demands. You will also be taught to drive and gain your car and HGV licences.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and MathsFitness:

  • Mid Thigh Pull 143kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations
  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management
  • Car and HGV Licenses

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Earn £15,985 during training.

When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit, your pay will rise to £20,400