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Driver Communications Specialist

Royal Logistic Corps

At a glance

  • Featured
  • Soldier
  • logistics

Keep our regiments in communication. Take charge of crucial communications systems and set them up wherever you are.

  • £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

I deliver cutting edge battlefield communications worldwide

Being a Communications Specialist is all about teamwork, purpose and pride. As Driver Communications Specialists, we are trained to use radio and digital communications systems and by using these, we are able to make sure our soldiers and officers can be in contact whenever they need to be.

As this is a dual role, we are also drivers in our own right, accountable for our vehicles and equipment.

The Royal Logistic Corps are the Army’s professional logisticians keeping the Field Army marching, its helicopters flying, its vehicles moving and its tanks and guns firing. We enable its deployment and supply it with everything it needs, wherever it operates, throughout the world.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Advise commanders on all aspects of communication, security and signals equipment.

  • Work all over the world, on land, sea or air - wherever there is a need for logistic communications.

  • You could be deployed worldwide– wherever the British Army has a presence.

  • Earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and gain access to training of digital communication systems.

  • Complete NVQ Apprenticeships and study communications to degree level.

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

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

  • Qualifications:

    Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to handling 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
Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules. This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.

Step 3
Being dual traded means that you will complete training in both driving and communications at the Defence School of Transport.

You will complete your 3-week Initial Driver Training where you will be taught cross-country driving techniques, vehicle camouflage and concealment, basic mechanical principles, transport documentation and complete Hazardous goods training.

Your Initial Communications training will then take place over a period of 4 weeks. During this course, you will be taught to use state of the art digital communications systems in support of military operations.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 2 LGV Driver Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Unified Communications Technician (UCT) Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics and Transport

  • Level 2 certificates in Telecoms and Unified Comms

Pay & benefits

Earn £16,844 during training. When you have completed 26 week’s 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.

More about the joining process

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