The Royal Engineers
Find out who the British Army's Royal Engineers (RE) are, and what they do.
Sappers are unique, motivated and intelligent. Multi-skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen, providing essential support to all areas of the British Army.
The Royal Engineers are combat soldiers with a technical edge and have a role in every area of the battlefield. At the front they support the rest of the Army, bridging rivers, using explosives to destroy bridges or clearing routes through minefields.
Behind the frontline they improve transport routes, construct camps, build runways and carry out bomb disposal. They also use their specialist skills to help rebuild after the conflict.
Sappers can be found in Scotland, Yorkshire, The Midlands, London, Devon, Surrey, Suffolk, Kent and Monmouth.
In The Falklands i was able to build on my trade knowledge and learn some of the history about the island and i got to see the penguins in their natural habitat.Carlington R
Types of engineering roles
There are a wide range of different roles available in the Royal Engineers, ranging from plumbers to draughtsmen. When you apply to join the Royal Engineers, you'll be put into one of the following job groups. Our team will then spend some time talking to you, to help you find the right role for you.