Logistic Specialist-Royal Engineers
At a glance
Get supplies where they’re needed, when they’re needed. Be a warehouse expert and build a CV you can use outside the Army too.
- £16,844The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
- £21,425Your pay after completing basic trade training
- AgeFrom 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
- QualificationsNo formal qualifications needed
When I first joined the Army, I never thought I'd be a Lance Corporal within three years.
Food, weapons, equipment – the Army needs a steady stream of supplies wherever it goes. You make sure the right things get to the right place at the right time using the latest tracking software. With our top-notch training, you’ll be an expert in warehouse management and storage, with qualifications to your name. You’ll learn to drive forklifts and other vehicles, use IT and work with ammunition. You'll build a great CV that you can use in the civilian world. You’ll also get an active Army life, full of sports, adventure, mates and more.
Logistic Specialist is a Combat role in the Royal Engineers. All the Royal Engineer soldier job roles are divided into 5 groups. When you apply to the Engineers, you will apply to the trade group rather than the specific trade.
The Corps of Royal Engineers allows the Army to work all over the world, whether it's involved in active combat or disaster relief. The Corps are ‘first in’, setting up bases ready for the rest of the Army to arrive and ‘last out’, closing down patrol bases and military camps. The Corps is at the forefront in disaster-relief operations, effecting rapid repairs to damaged infrastructure in stricken areas.
Become an expert in storage and distribution
Work with ammunition and explosives
Use complex computing and IT applications
Learn to drive large vehicles and forklifts
Develop knowledge of general construction
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Regular (full time)
From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months years
Qualifications: No formal qualifications required.
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3m
MSFT (beep test) level 7.5
Training for the role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to the Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley, Surrey, for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Finally, you do 11 weeks’ training at the Defence Logistics School in Deepcut. You learn about managing engineering supplies and stores, and earn an entry-level NVQ in Warehouse Management.
Qualifications you could get after training
Car, forklift and HGV driving licences
MHE Licence including rough terrain forklift
Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Warehouse and Storage (EdExcel)
Pay & benefits
Earn £16,844 a year during training. When you have completed 26 weeks' service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first – your pay will rise to £21,425.
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.