Communication Engineer

Recruiter
The Army
Location
East Ayrshire
Salary
Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
26 Sep 2016
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Communication in the field is absolutely essential to our success. And as a full-time Communication Engineer we'll train you to look after our networks and technology to make sure it is uninterrupted. Working alongside all areas of the Army, you'll be there to repair and manage digital systems, satellites, computer networks and terminals. You'll also become an expert in all kinds of software. It's an important role with a lot of responsibility from the start, but we will support you along the way, even paying for you to get your degree level qualifications. You'll do all this whilst travelling the world and making life-long friends along the way.

BECOME A BETTER YOU
You'll learn the advanced computing skills you need to set up, operate and repair communication networks across all our missions. Together with your Royal Signals team, you'll also help create and manage digital exchanges, video links and networks to ensure flawless connections for your colleagues in the field. You'll learn to use software from leading companies and configure Internet networks along with working the ins-and-outs of Cisco routers, VoIP, fibre optics and databases. What you'll learn will set you up for whatever career journey you choose; whether in the Army or the civilian world.

WORLD-CLASS TRAINING
Basic training will teach you soldier skills, like how to survive outdoors and fire weapons. The training will also develop your fitness before you study to become a specialist at the Royal School of Signals. You'll learn how to set up and repair digital communication systems, study ultra-high frequency radio and become an expert in the use of satellite technology. Finish Phase 2 training and you'll take on a lot of early responsibility, as you'll be immediately promoted to Lance Corporal.

GAIN QUALIFICATIONS
The Army will pay for you to gain valuable qualifications. These could include:

?? Foundation and Advanced Apprenticeship - Information Communication Technology

?? Degree level qualification in IT

?? A variety of driving licences

?? NVQ Level 2 in IT

?? Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers, Information and Communication Technology

?? City and Guilds Diploma for IT Practitioners and Advanced Diploma for IT Practitioners

?? Membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology


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. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to get qualifications that are recognised by civilian employers.

DO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

You should be:

?? Regular Army age: 16.6 - 32.11 years

?? Army Reserve age: 17.9 - 49.11 years

Qualifications you'll need:

?? GCSE grade C in English Language, Maths and Science/ICT

Interests you'll have:

?? Technology

?? Fixing things

?? Outdoor activities

?? Decision making & responsibility

?? Working outside

?? Sport and adventure

?? Computing/IT

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