At a glance
Could you ensure that the troops on the battlefield are supplied with vital ammunition, food and water? If so, you could be a key part of the Royal Artillery team.
- £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
- £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
- AgeFrom 16 years & 0 months to 35 years & 6 months
- QualificationsNo formal qualifications needed
GUNNER LOGISTICS ENSURE ARTILLERY AMMUNITION IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME TO HELP STRIKE THE ENEMY.
When troops on the ground call for supplies, they need them fast. It’s your job to get them there quickly and safely. You supply heavy-artillery shells and high-tech air defence weapons, as well as food, water and vehicle spares. For that, you need combat skills and transport know-how. You’ll get first-class training to ensure you have the best knowledge to get the job done. You’ll also get an exciting Army life that could take you all over the world. You’ll make great friends and do sports and Adventurous Training, while building a fantastic career. You can take qualifications in all kinds of subjects from HGV driving to IT.
The Royal Artillery is the heart of the action - everywhere across the battlefield - providing the British Army with its eyes, ears and firepower. Using high-tech surveillance devices and uncrewed aircraft, the Royal Artillery finds the enemy. We then monitor them before striking decisively. We do this by co-ordinated use of our guns, rockets and missiles, the Army’s attack helicopters and other weapons, including fast jets and even the guns of Royal Navy ships.
Get vital supplies to troops
Supply ammunition to gun lines
Enjoy opportunities to travel
Gain multiple driving qualifications
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Regular (full time)
From 16 years & 0 months to 35 years & 6 months
No formal qualifications needed
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
MSFT (beep test) level 6.6
Training for the role
Your initial military training teaches you how to be a soldier, covering everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to Larkhill in Wiltshire to become a qualified Gunner before joining your chosen regiment. If you want to join 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery you need to pass the All Arms Commando Course at Lympstone, Devon. If you want to join 7 Para Royal Horse Artillery you need to pass the demanding P Company selection at Catterick, North Yorkshire, and the Basic Parachute Course at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
Qualifications you could get after training
HGV truck licence
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1 (CLAIT)
NVQ in Learning and Development
Tracked vehicle driving licence
Pay & benefits
Earn £18,687 a year during training. When you have completed 26 weeks' service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first – your pay will rise to £23,496.
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.