Communication Infrastructure Engineer

Royal Signals

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  • Soldier
  • engineering
  • intelligence

Install complex communications systems on and off the battlefield, and gain qualifications while working as a valued member of the Royal Signals Reserve.

  • £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
  • QualificationsGCSEs
Infrastructure Engineers

You will become expert in building voice and data telecommunications network infrastructure in fixed locations and supporting rapid-reaction deployments across the world, anywhere, anytime, using fibre-optic and copper cables, with opportunities to qualify as an Aerial Rigger. You will install communications network data centres and configure advanced telecommunications equipment providing direct support to the country's defence effort.

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

  • Engineer, maintain and repair a range of communications equipment for use on the battlefield

  • Install, service and repair telecommunications data cable networks, data centres, configure switches, routers, servers

  • Get continuous personal and professional development, including civilian-accredited transferable qualifications

  • Learn to drive and operate military vehicles ranging from Land Rovers or HGVs and fully armoured fighting vehicles

  • Operate as a Royal Signals soldier conducting military tasks wherever UK Armed Forces are deployed

  • Learn to instruct and pass on your expert skills and knowledge

  • Get continuous personal and professional development including civilian accredited transferable qualifications

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

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

  • Qualifications:

    GCSE Grade C Maths, Grade D English or level 2 equivalents.

  • 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

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