Logistic Supply Specialist

Royal Logistic Corps

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Be the backbone of the Army: get vital supplies wherever they’re needed with the help of our expert training.

  • £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 & 11 months
  • QualificationsGCSEs
Logistic Supply Specialist

I control the issue, storage & receipt of Army inventory across the globe

As a Logistic Supply Specialist, you will play a vital role in the logistical support required by the Army. Food, weapons, equipment – the Army needs all kinds of supplies, all the time. It’s your job to track, store and distribute stock - delivering everything needed on operations. You will also learn how to use cutting-edge IT systems and how to drive HGV’s and forklifts.

You can be employed in other organisations and undertake work placements with industries to understand best practice. You will also gain an understanding of IT systems used by other military alliances.

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

  • Use Logistic Information Systems to help control the storage and distribution of kit and equipment, making sure supplies are always available.

  • Work in barracks, combat units and warehouses as part of an Army Unit or attached to another organisation.

  • Deploy all over the world on exercise and operations – wherever your expertise is needed.

  • Train as a Materiel Accountant and gain your C+E Driving Licence.

  • Gain an Adult Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage.

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Logistic Supply Specialist

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 11 months

  • Qualifications:

    Qualifications: Grade E /  2 GCSE in English and Maths 

  • 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
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
Next you will complete your trade training at the Defence School of Logistics in Worthy Down to be qualified as a Logistic Supply Specialist Class 3. At this stage, you will be enrolled onto the Level 2 Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship. You will also earn your Category B and C+E licenses at the defence school of transport Leconfield.

Step 3
After 12 months in your Unit, you will complete the Class 2 upgrade assessment. Following a further two years, you will be eligible to complete the Class 1 course if successfully promoted to Lance Corporal.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics and Transport

  • Level 2 Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship

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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