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Recovery Mechanic -The Army

Posted by The Army on 11.09.2015
Job ID: 793242
Location: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Government
Salary: per year
Job Views: 2154
Post Code:
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.09.2015

Job Description


Tanks, motorcycles, landing craft - in the Army, we use a huge range of vehicles. It's a big job keeping them in working order. That's why we need Vehicle Mechanics. In this role, you get to work on different vehicles every day. Wherever you are in the world, you will keep our vehicles on the road, even in extreme conditions. It's great experience and we'll give you first-class training. You'll also have the chance to get driving licences and take qualifications that are recognised on civvy street. You can then move up and build an exciting future inside or outside the Army. To be considered, you need GCSE grade D Maths, Science and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).

Get in. Get on.

You work out problems with vehicles and fix them. With our advanced training, you'll deal with everything from motorcycles and generators to armoured vehicles, trucks and tanks. You can pick up lots of professional qualifications, opening up fantastic job opportunities in the Army and beyond.

Get skills

You learn fix and maintain the electrical and mechanical systems on the Army fleet. You get to know military vehicles right down to the different parts and you carry out everything from small repairs to major assemblies. You work in purpose-built garages and field locations. Later on, you can complete further studies in engineering.

Get training

First, you have basic training and learn to be a soldier. Then you go to the Defence College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham, Wiltshire. Here, you learn to be a mechanic. Over the next 46 weeks, you are taught how to fix vehicles and carry out maintenance, repairs, and inspections. Tanks, vans, motorcycles - you'll work with all kinds of vehicles. You will also get the driving licences you need: category B and C+E.

Get qualified

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

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance
  • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering
  • Qualifications at different levels in Leadership and Management

Get promoted

We'll be behind you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. Right from the start of your training, you'll get the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you could get promoted, which will mean more responsibility and extra pay. And along the way, you'll pick up qualifications that are recognised by civilian employers.

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