Driver Level 2 Apprenticeship at The Army

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Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£14,000 - £15,999
Deadline:
30th September 2020
Role May Involve:
Transport & Logistics

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Driver Level 2 Apprenticeship

In the Driver trade, we work closely with other trades within the Royal Logistic Corps to ensure all supplies are delivered to the right location at the right time, no matter how dangerous the environment. Our job is diverse and extremely interesting, offering many opportunities to learn new skills and gain an understanding of the transport industry.

As you progress through you career, you can move into the training world and become a Driving Instructor or Examiner. You can also become a Transport Specialist dealing with the operational management of your unit’s fleet.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the Army’s HGVs. Carry out vehicle maintenance, fleet management and operational planning.
  • Work as part of the Transport Team within an RLC Regiment.
  • You could be deployed worldwide– wherever the British Army has a presence.
  • Earn your Category B, C and C+E Driving and Hazmat Licences.
  • Gain an apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles.

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 handling a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 40-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

Next, you will undertake your 15-week Combat Logistician course at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield. During this, you will earn your Category C+E Driving Licence and study general service driver modules. This training also gives you the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge on the Royal Logistic Corps functions and roles.

Step 3

You will continue at the Defence School of Transport to complete your 25-day Class 3 Driver course. This will include off road driving, driving different vehicles, Hazmat and basic vehicle maintenance. After this, you will begin an apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles which you will completed alongside your Class 2 Driver course. This takes place in your unit and will take 12-18 months to complete.

Once you reach the rank of Lance Corporal, you are able to take the Class 1 Driver course which takes place over 15 days. On this course, you will learn: fleet management, operational planning and maintenance, supervision and inspecting.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 3 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed

Fitness:

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

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 2 LGV Driver Apprenticeship
  • HGV Driving Instructor
  • CPC International Road Haulage Manager
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
  • Access to various university degree courses

Pay and Benefits

Earn £15,985 during training.

When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £20,400

Locations: Nationwide

About The Army

The British Army is one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship employer providers, giving you the opportunity to earn industry-recognised apprenticeships ranging across a variety of trades and skills. Completing an apprenticeship will help you progress with your career.

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