Artillery Logistic Specialist

Royal Artillery

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • combat

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 Logistic Specialist role


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.

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Key Responsibilities

  • 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)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 16 years & 0 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    No formal qualifications needed

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6

    More information about the fitness test

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.

Step 2
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.

More about the joining process

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