Technical Support Specialist

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

At a glance

  • Featured
  • Soldier
  • logistics

Could you support the repair and maintenance of tanks, weapons and vehicles? Train to become the engineering logistics backbone of the Army.

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsGCSEs or equivalent qualifications
Technical Stores Specialist

I've spent my career supporting units, operations and exercises around the world.

You support the REME trades so they can do their job. A highly responsible role from day one, you will receive the training to manage millions of pounds worth of weapons, ammunition, vehicles, tools and workshops all while gaining first-class training and experience. You will travel the world supporting fighting units and have fantastic opportunities for sport and Adventurous Training, and you'll make friends for life.

The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides engineering support to maintain and repair the vast array of British Army equipment. They will be found wherever the Army is operating, at home or overseas. The technical training our soldiers’ receive gives them the confidence to tackle any engineering problem. We are professional, resourceful and resilient, and we strive to keep fit equipment in the hands of the user; to keep the punch in the Army’s fist.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical support to REME Units of its equipment and workshops and manage day-to-day supplies

  • Keep account of and manage millions of pounds of weapons, tools and test equipment

  • Run the maintenance and inspection regime of specialist engineering tools and test equipment

  • Get the opportunity to become a military training instructor

  • Keep the REME logistical chain moving forwards to support the needs of the mission

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Technical Stores Specialist

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

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

  • Qualifications:

    GCSE Grade A*–D/9-4, or Scottish National 4, in English and Higher Math.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6

    Army Reserve standards

    • Mid Thigh Pull: 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw: 2m 70cm

    • MSFT (beep test): Level 5 shuttle 8

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
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 basic military training course at Harrogate.

  • If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do the regular adult basic training.

Step 2
You head to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MOD Lyneham, Wiltshire. Over the next 12 weeks, you learn how to run a unit’s entire technical store and deal with demands. You will also be taught to drive and gain your car and HGV licences.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations Management

  • Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management

  • Level 5 Diploma in Logistics Operations Management

  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management

  • Car, HGV, and tracked-vehicle licences

  • Forklift licence

  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) accreditation

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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Arming our units is a vital job. Whatever the weapon, from a tank gun to a pistol, you'll repair, maintain and inspect to ensure they are fit for purpose.