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Military Engineer (Bricklayer & Concreter)

 

Background

 

The Military Engineer Bricklayer & Concreter (ME B&C) is trained in the construction of walling for both military and domestic purposes; this involves ‘solid’ and cavity walling’ to meet the National Occupational Standards and Building Regulations. They are also able to make minor alterations to masonry structures (using Dead Shoring methods).

 

They are trained in the production placement and finishing of concrete (using all appropriate plant/equipment) to ground floor slabs, foundations of various types, reinforced concrete (ground floor slabs, vertical walling, columns and suspended slabs). Block paving and kerb laying are also a military responsibility of the ME B&C.

 

The ME B&C has a limited (military use only) Scaffold capability. They are able to erect and dismantle proprietary systems (CupLok), tubular & fit and lightweight towers. This training includes scaffold inspections.

 

The ME B&C is also able to plan a trade task, brief peers and seniors as to the execution of a trade task, and supervise (both military and local labour) said trade task.

 

The ME B&C is trained to deliver all aspects of their trade with relevant and current health and safety processes/policies being applied and followed.

 

Qualifications

 

The ME B&C will gain both a military trade qualification, and the ‘technical certificates’ Level 2 at Class 2 & at Class 1 Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying and Concreting (Military Engineering) towards an NVQ. The opportunity exists to gain the full NVQ L2 in the Field Army.

 


Military Engineer (Building and Structural Finisher)

 

Background

 

The Military Engineer Building and Structural Finisher (ME B&SF) brings together all the ‘finishing’ disciplines required by the Field Army, in one trade.

 

The ME B&SF is a very versatile trade; tradespersons trained in this field are able to deliver the following individual trade skills:

 

  • Painting, both gloss and emulsion
  • Rendering, internal and external
  • Plastering, full and patch
  • Dry lining, fixing of plaster board, taping and jointing (including ceilings)
  • Erection of metal dry lining systems
  • Flooring; including ‘thermo plastic’ tiles, contract sheet flooring (skirting and hot welding), ceramic and quarry tile
  • Ceramic wall tiling
  • Airless spray painting, for volume coverage
  • Glazing, both domestic and bullet resistant
  • Sign writing

 

The ME B&SF has a limited (military use only) Scaffold capability. They are able to erect and dismantle proprietary systems (CupLok), tubular & fit and lightweight towers. This training includes scaffold inspections.

 

The ME B&SF is also able to plan a trade task, brief peers and seniors as to the execution of a trade task, and supervise (both military and local labour) said trade task.

 

The ME B&SF is trained to deliver all aspects of their trade with relevant and current health and safety processes/policies being applied and followed.

 

Qualifications

 

The ME B&SF will gain both a military trade qualification, and the ‘technical certificate’: At Class 2 Level 2 Diploma in Building and Structural Finishing (Military Engineering). At Class 1 Level 3 Diploma in Building and Structural Finishing (Military Engineering) towards an NVQ. The opportunity exists to gain the full NVQ L2 in the Field Army.

 


Military Engineer (Carpenter & Joiner)

Background

The Military Engineer (Carpenter & Joiner) is trained in all aspects of Carpentry & Joinery. In addition as Military carpenters they also complete modules in Scaffolding, Wood Machining, Shoring systems and Timber Support to Excavations.

On operations they can be tasked to perform any one of these capabilities in support of the Field Army, tasks can range from basics such as constructing field latrines, formwork for concreting and Shoring up blast damaged buildings to larger tasks like traditional or trussed roofing and office construction.

 

Qualifications

At Class 2 – Soldiers achieve a Level 2 Army Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery and are also enrolled on a NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery (Military Engineering) ( Can be achieved through evidence gained from experience in the Field Army).

At Class 1 – Soldiers achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery (Military Engineering). On completion of their training a Class 1 Carpenter & Joiner will be expected to take a lead role in the planning and running of site carpentry construction tasks.

 

These civilian qualifications run alongside your military qualifications. On completion of the course, you will achieve a recognised civilian award.

 

Many awards offered to serving Royal Engineers – such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) – are funded by REVETT and administrated by the RE CPD Team in collaboration with the Army unit concerned.