At a glance
Install, maintain and protect complex networks to support defence communications, on and off the battlefield. Gain engineering and cyber qualifications while all the time earning.
- £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 or equivalent
AS A CYBER ENGINEER, YOU WILL HELP DEVELOP, DEPLOY AND MAINTAIN OUR BATTLE-WINNING COMMUNICATIONS.
INFORMATION SERVICES ENGINEER
You will be trained to manage, maintain, configure and deploy a wide range of Information, Communications and Technology systems, ensuring that frontline troops and commanders can communicate on operations worldwide whilst understanding the cyber threats our networks face.
You will prepare, configure, deploy and maintain operational and tactical communication systems to ensure frontline troops and their commanders can communicate on operations worldwide. You will be able to engineer a range of systems including radios, satellite systems, computer networks and mobile communications as well as support a range of software applications and ICT.
You will become experts in building telecommunications networks in fixed locations and supporting rapid reaction deployments across the world anywhere, anytime. You will install and maintain fibre optic and copper infrastructure, underground and at height, with opportunities to qualify as an Aerial Rigger. You will install communications network data centres and configure advanced telecommunications equipment.
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.
Engineer, maintain and repair a range of communications equipment
Install, service and repair telecommunications data cable networks, data centres, configure switches, routers, servers and LAN access equipment
Get continuous personal and professional development including civilian accredited transferable qualifications
Learn to drive and operate military vehicles ranging from Land Rovers and HGVs to 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
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Regular (full time)
From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 11 months
GCSE level 4 or above in Maths or ICT, Level 3 or above in English or RQF level 2 equivalents
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 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.
This is the start of your technical training designed to introduce basic signalling and communication skills while building on your existing military skills. You will be taught basic principles and skills, such as siting, operating and talking on military radios, radio logs, map marking, working at heights, health and safety, and of course security. As your career progresses you learn how to build and configure networks, manage system problems as well as gain an understanding of field generators and security, including cyber.
Qualifications you could get after training
Driving licences: B+E Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship or
Level 3 Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship
Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT
Level 7 PG Cert Wireless Communications
Certified Network Cable Installer
City and Guilds: 3663-03 Designing and Planning Networks, 3667-02 Fibre Optic Tech, 3667-02 SWS Structure and Cabling
Chartered Management Institute Level 4 Team Leading, Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring, Level 6 Leadership and Management
Level 4 Team Leading
Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
Level 6 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship
Professional Registration with the Institute of for Engineering and Technology at ICT Tech, IEng and CEng levels
Professional Registration with the British Computer Society at RIT Tech and CITP levels
Through life learning opportunities and education up to Masters Degree level
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. On completion of your initial trade training, your skills and level of qualifications then attract another pay increase.
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.