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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 - 32 years 11 months. 

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

Fitness: Lift 20kg, Carry 60m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

More information about the fitness test

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
  • Opportunity to gain Car and HGV licenses

Learn about rank progression here.

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

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

Starting Salary

£14,931 to £18,488

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