MOVEMENT CONTROLLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECTING AND CONTROLLING THE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT BY AIR, ROAD, RAIL AND SEA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS, EXERCISES AND AS ASSISTANCE TO GLOBAL CRISIS.
As a Movement Controller, your work is vital for keeping the Army moving. Getting it to where it needs to be no matter where that is in the world. It is your job to direct and prepare troops, vehicles and equipment for transport by air, road, rail and sea. You need to be able to think of your feet, be organised and a good communicator. The role provides opportunities to travel and gain qualifications that are recognised outside of the Army too.
- Plan movements internationally and work in military and commercial airports, seaports, railheads and road networks.
- Primarily based at South Cerney, Gloucestershire. From here, you will deploy on short- and long-term movement tasks.
- Be deployed worldwide - wherever the Army is stationed you will find a Movement Controller present.
- Earn your Category C+E Driving Licence.
- Gain your qualification in Movement of dangerous goods by Air (IATA), Sea (IMDG), Rail (RID) and Road (ADR).
TRAINING FOR THE ROLE
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to handling 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.
Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules. This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.
You will then complete several courses, including:
Executive Movement Function
- Movement Controller Cl3 (30 Days) – basic Movements introduction on the job training.
- Movement Controller Cl2 (40 Days) – SQEP based (not rank related) with emphasis on managing individual tasks.
- Movement Controller Cl1 (20 Days) – multi-modal task managers.
Movements Planning Function
- Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Movement Course (30 Days) – designed to deliver planning within a Movements environment, either as an individual tasked from a unit or within a team.
- Warrant Officer Movement Course (20 Days) – strategic level planning, developing and managing tactical delivery.
Age: 16 years 3 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications: GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language and MathsFitness:
- Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
- 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
- Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport
- Level 3 Certificate Global Logistics
- Level 5 Diploma Logistics & Transport
- BSc (Hons) Logistic Management (University of Lincoln)
- International Trade & Logistic Operations Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Aviation Customer Service Operative
Learn about rank progression here.
PAY AND BENEFITS
Earn £15,985 during training.
When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £20,400