Logistic Specialist-Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • engineering

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.

  • £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
  • QualificationsGCSE or equivalent qualification

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.

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Key Responsibilities

  • 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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engineer logistic specialist

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

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

  • Qualifications:

    GCSE Grade A–D/9-3, or Scottish National 5 grade A-D, in Maths, English Language and one other subject.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 7.5

    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 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 the Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley, Surrey, for 12 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 £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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