Marine Engineer Level 2 Apprenticeship at The Army

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
30th January 2021
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing Transport & Logistics

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Marine Engineer Level 2 Apprenticeship

The Army uses landing craft and other vessels to ferry soldiers, vehicles and supplies ashore. You are an important part of the crew, are responsible for maintaining and repairing the craft and it's engines to ensure they stay serviceable. You will work on everything from small outboard motors to powerful marine diesel engines and a wide range of different operating systems, from electrical and hydraulic to transmissions and refrigeration - you‘re trained to fix them all. You work with the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and civilian maritime providers and could work in support of Commando and Special Forces.

Find where you belong.

World-class training

If you want to be a Marine Engineer, 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.

Then it’s a 21-week Marine Engineering course at MOD Lyneham. Further modules in Seamanship and Stevedore teach you the specialist skills you need to keep all Army vessels ready for action. You’ll get your driving licence too, if you don’t have it already.

Gain qualifications

The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport
  • Affiliate Membership of CILT
  • NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship Engineering Maintenance and Installation
  • IMechE Eng Technician
  • C&G Refrigeration reclamation
  • CMI Level 3 1st Line Management

Show people what you’re capable of

We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become a Marine Engineer and you’ll:

  • Earn a starting salary of around £15,985 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,400 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks
  • Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
  • Receive free medical and dental health cover
  • Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
  • Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
  • Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.

Belong to something that matters.

You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
  • Army Reserve age:
    • New enlistments: 17.9 – 43 years
    • Ex-Regular: 17.9 – 52 years
    • Specialist (Soldier): 17.9 – 50 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

  • GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and one other subject

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m30s for Junior Entry)

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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