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Apprenticeship training course

Military engineering construction technician (level 3)

Multi-skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Carry out work to military standards, as laid down by the on-site military design team. All works must be of quality, within budget
  • Interpret information provided in drawings, specifications, schedules, method of statements, risk assessments, Manufacturers’ information and industry regulations governing construction
  • Calculate quantity in relation to tools, resources, time, area and wastage associated with the work being undertaken
  • Undertake basic project management process to include the bidding for necessary resources across long logistic chains, whilst avoiding wastage and all to be completed within the required time frame
  • Undertake site supervision to ensure completion of task in a military (often hostile) environment , maintaining health and safety and a safe working environment
  • Move, manage and store resources in the workplace in a safe manner
  • Liaise with fellow workers, allied forces and outside agencies to meet local import/legislative requirements required when working in a foreign country
  • Plan the sequence of work, using appropriate resources, in accordance with organisational procedures to ensure work is completed safely and efficiently
  • Complete relevant documentation necessary to comply with local building regulations
  • Demonstrate complex first aid procedures likely to save life in a given situation
  • Oversee the preparation of resources safely for transport by land, sea or air and safely unload resources with the use of signaling
  • Undertake core military combat engineering skills including: a. develop protective shelters including trench construction being aware of the relevant safety aspects of working below ground b. construct bridges to cross gaps of various sizes using improvised existing materials as well as prefabricated modular bridge components c. use explosives to undertake basic demolitions d. be able to construct a water supply system from a raw source (such as a river) utilising engineering skills to provide water storage and delivery
  • Use personal protective equipment relevant to the task and the tactical situation
  • Communicate effectively to the rest of the team and with management
  • Be adaptable to environment being worked in

Full information on Military engineering construction technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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