Supply Chain Operative
At a glance
You'll be responsible for supplying the Army's vital link. You'll become expert at warehouse management and planning, as well as drive a diverse fleet of supply vehicles.
- £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 required
WITHOUT EQUIPMENT SUPPORT THE ROYALS SIGNALS CANNOT PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS TO COMMANDERS ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
Logistical support is vital; without it the Royal Signals cannot operate. As a professional Supply Chain Operative, you will be responsible for the maintanence of communications equipment. On operations, it will be your responsibility to maintain stock, track equipment orders and to ensure the right equipment is in the right place to support commanders on the battlefield.
Your training is first rate and you will qualify in Supply Chain Operations, Logistic Operations and Warehouse Operations, achieving levels of qualifications that match civilian industry. As a Supply Chain Operative in the Royal Signals you will enjoy a diverse and rewarding career, it will provide you with first rate qualifications and the opportunity to lead small teams as you promote.
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.
Operate logistic information management systems, ensuring equipment is recorded and legislated
Liaise with commanders to discuss future equipment required to support taskings
Monitor quality, quantity, stock levels and distribution time frames and report results
Organise shipments in and out of warehouse
Conduct additional military tasks wherever the Army is deployed
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Regular (full time)
From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months years
Qualifications: No formal qualifications required
Security Clearance Required
(SC at Ph 1)
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
MSFT (beep test) level 6.6
Training for the role
Your initial military training which will teach 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 6 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 6 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
This is the start of your technical training designed to introduce basic signalling and communication skills. You will learn about the Royal Corps of Signals, it's history and what it means to belong to a Corps that is over 100 years old. You will be taught basic principles and skills which you will build on throughout your career, such as siting, operating and talking on military radios, radio logs, map marking, working at heights, health and safety, and of course security.
You will spend 4 weeks learning what it is to be a Royals Signals Soldier, from then you will study to be a supply operative at the Royals School of Signals in Blandford Forum. Dorset. You will be trained in supply chain operations, warehouse operation and logistic operations and be enrolled on a civilian accredited apprenticeship. You will be trained to manage equipment both in barracks and when deployed on operations and be trained to operate forklift trucks. Your trade training is recognised by industry and you will be able to gain professional recognition and accreditation with a professional industry organisation.
Qualifications you could get after training
Driving Licences: B+E, C+E, Minibus, Forklift
Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Warehouse Operations (Level 2)
NVQ Level 2 in IT
Level 1 functional skills in Maths, English and IT
Professional registration with CILT (UK)
Level 3, 5, 6 Management and Leadership
Level 4 FdSc Logistic Management with Lincoln University
Level 5 BSc Logistic Management with Lincoln University
Level 6 Msc Logistic Management with Swansea University
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.