Basic training teaches you soldiering skills like how to survive outdoors and how to fire weapons. After you learn the basics, the Military Engineer (Combat) course prepares you for the Royal Engineers. You learn to lay and clear mines, place demolition charges and build water crossings. Finally, you train to become an Armoured Engineer.
Skills you can learn
You learn how to use hand and power tools, and to service military engineering equipment. You also learn about construction. Specialist training teaches you how to drive large armoured vehicles, construct bridges and to use mine ploughs and earth-moving equipment like the Excavator and Dozer on the Trojan vehicle. You also learn to use the Army’s communication network.