Environmental Health Practitioner

Army Medical Services

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • medical

Environmental Health Practitioners make sure that troops have a clean, safe environment that’s free of health risks. Could you keep them fit and well?

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 9 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details

I work hard to keep troops well.

For an active, capable Army we need every soldier and officer to be fit and well. That means protecting our troops’ health and wellbeing, wherever they are in the world. As an Environmental Health Practitioner, you advise commanders on environmental health, occupational hygiene, preventing disease and environmental protection. Whenever troops are deployed, you go out beforehand on reconnaissance missions to assess the location and risks. It’s vital work, which means you’ll get the highest standard of training.

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is responsible for maintaining the health of servicemen and women. The Corps is represented wherever British Soldiers are deployed, providing medical support to operations, exercises and Adventurous Training expeditions all over the world.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Get a fully recognised civilian BSc in Environmental Health

  • Help prevent disease outbreaks

  • Give military commanders guidance on water and food safety

  • Advise frontline troops on the safest places to build military bases and camps

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 9 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    • 112 UCAS points.

    • GCSE Grade A–C/9-4, or Scottish Highers, in at least English Language, Maths and two sciences.

    For full entry criteria information, please visit the Leeds Beckett University website.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
Basic military training teaches you how to be a soldier. This covers everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. This 14-week course takes place at either Pirbright in Surrey or Winchester, Hampshire.

Step 2
You begin practical training at the Defence School of Healthcare Education. At the same time, you’ll start a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health from Leeds Beckett University. You will gain qualifications in occupational health and pest control over three years.

Qualifications you could get after training

Then you’ll begin practical training at the Defence School of Healthcare Education. At the same time, you’ll do a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health from Leeds Beckett University. You will gain a NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and a BPCA Certificate in Pest Control over three years.

Pay & benefits

Earn £15,671 during training. When your training is finished, and you join your Unit, pay will rise to £21,600.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre, you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

More about the joining process

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