Communication Systems Operator

Royal Signals

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • engineering
  • intelligence

Deliver advanced battle-winning communications. Communication Systems Operators are expert at in advanced satellite, radio and computing technologies at the heart of winning the information battle.

  • The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • Qualifications
Communication Systems Engineer

On the battlefield, the provision of voice and data communication systems are crucial. Commanders must communicate with their troops or report back to the UK. This is why you are critical to winning the battle. Communications Systems Operators are expert in advanced satellite, radio and computing technologies. You are given modern, industry-linked training and how to operate cutting-edge equipment. You use your knowledge and skills to deliver advanced battle-winning communications and conduct defensive cyber operations across the globe.

Fast moving and game changing, the Royal Signals are leaders in IT, Cyber and Telecommunications, providing battle-winning communications to every part of the Army. The Royal Signals are experts in engineering and operating systems, networks and cyber equipment.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Become an expert in operating many information systems, including radios, satellites, computer networks and applications

  • Get continuous professional development, from civilian-accredited training to qualifications such as NVQs or even a BSc degree

  • Learn how to drive and operate HGVs and armoured vehicles

  • Access a wealth of specialisations, including Airborne Forces, Special Forces, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Cyber Operations

  • Undergo fast-track promotion to Staff Sergeant become a manager of complex communication systems

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

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

  • Qualifications:

  • 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

Qualifications you could get after training

Pay & benefits