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Job Description

As an Electronics Technician, you work on all kinds of kit, vehicles and weapons including communications systems and medical equipment. You will be exceptionally well trained, completing first a basic and then an advanced apprenticeship. A degree in engineering is obtainable later in your career, as well as membership of professional institutions. You will be an expert on the Army’s most up-to-date technology, gaining experience in electronics, lasers, robotics, thermal imaging systems and more. You will build a career, travel the world and make friends for life.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months

Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and Science

Fitness: Mid Thigh Pull 46kg, Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m, 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)

More information about the fitness test

Training for the Role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.

Step 2
Then it’s off to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham. Over the next 63 weeks, you learn how to look after, fix, inspect and adapt all kinds of equipment. You will also be taught to drive and gain your licences in Car and HGV.

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.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management
  • Opportuinty to gain Car and HGV licenses

Learn about rank progression here.

Required Skills

  • Confident 
  • Reliable 
  • Good team player 
  • Friendly
  • Organised
  • Enjoy travelling

Salary Range

£15,671 (during training) to £20,000

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