At a glance
Learn how to fire the high-powered armoured rocket launcher that has a crucial impact in battles. Travel, make friends and take qualifications, too.
- £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
I RECEIVE AND PROCESS FIRE ORDERS TO ENABLE THE GUIDED MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM TO FIRE AT ITS TARGET ACCURATELY.
You’re on the battlefield with your team of three. Together, you use an armoured rocket launcher to fire high-powered missiles at targets up to 50 miles away. The rockets travel at 1,200 mph and are very accurate. . First-class training teaches you to use the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System, but you’ll learn much more than that. You’ll also get to take qualifications and gain new skills, building a great CV. With sports, worldwide travel and Adventurous Training, too, there’s action plus an exciting future.
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.
Fire a high-powered rocket launcher
Hit targets up to 50 miles away
Work in a small team with big responsibility
Work from hidden locations
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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 70kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3m
MSFT (beep test) level 7.3
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. Over 15 weeks, you do military training, sport and Adventurous Training. You also learn to drive a car and trailer, and do a cross-country driving course in a Land Rover. Then you join 39 Regiment, Royal Artillery, Newcastle where you're trained to look after, move and fire the Multiple Launch Rocket System.
Qualifications you could get after training
Tracked-vehicle driving licence
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1 (CLAIT)
HGV truck licence
Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
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.