Company Info

The Army


Apprentice Recovery Mechanic -The Army

Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Job Category: Array
Job ID: 1521668
Employment Type: Array
Salary: per year
Posted: 05.08.2017

Job Description:

Recovery Mechanic

Everyone wants to belong to something. A football team, a family, a close-knit group of friends. The sense of belonging you find in the Army is next level. When you've trained together, side by side, learned things no classroom can teach you. When you've lived together and worked together, it creates a bond like no other. A bond that lasts a lifetime, and sees you through whatever life throws at you.
Out in the field, Army vehicles can get bogged down, ditched and overturned. As a full-time Recovery Mechanic, it's your job to pull them out. The Army depends on their skilled mechanics to get broken down vehicles back to a secure location where they can be restored to working condition. They use specialist heavy vehicles of their own as well as cranes, winches and block-and-tackle to bring valuable equipment in for repair, negotiating new and tough terrain.
It's a fast-paced role and repairs need to be made not only in record time but to an extremely high-standard. Every job is different, and you'll need to help come up with a different recovery plan every time, sometimes in a combat environment. It's demanding work - but it's rewarding, and vehicle crews are always glad to see you. You'll be working with state-of-the-art tools and technology, fixing some of the biggest and best vehicles in the world including the Challenger 2 tank. But don't worry, you won't be on you own. We'll support you through all your training and once completed, you'll join a unit who will soon become like family. You'll travel together, learn together and share some of the best experiences together.
Join us and you'll start by learning the soldiering skills common to every member of the British Army, like outdoor survival and the safe handling of weapons. Then it's off to the Defence College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. Here you'll learn to calculate the equipment and force needed to move a stuck or broken-down vehicle, as well as how to cut metal and use explosives.
The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:
• VRQ Level 2 Technical Certificate
• NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
• Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance
• B, C and C+E licenses with possibility to get H
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.


You should be:
• Regular Army age: 16.6 - 32.11 years
• Army Reserve age: 17.9 - 49.11 years

Qualifications you'll need:
Regulars need GCSE grade D in Maths, Dual Award Science and English Language. Reservists do not need qualifications to apply.
Interests you'll have:
• Fixing things
• Driving
• Helping people
• Decision making & responsibility
• Risks and adrenaline
• Outdoor activities
• Working outside
• Technology
Our next deadline for application is the 30th June 2017, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.