Military Engineer (Electrician)



The ME Electrician is trained to enable involvement in the full spectrum of electrical engineering, from power production (fixed and mobile generators), distribution networks, consisting of both underground cables and overhead lines, to the installation of single & three phase electrical systems into domestic and industrial buildings and structures powered by the host nation supply or by our own power production and distribution systems.  They are able to inspect, test and commission electrical installations to ensure existing buildings are electrically safe prior to occupation by the military and can maintain existing electrical installations to ensure the users safety.



In addition to the Military Engineer qualifications required for promotion the following civilian qualifications will be worked towards.


At Class 2, Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures).

At Class 1, City & Guilds 2369-03 Electrical Installations work and 2391-52 Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing  which will replace the Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations.


Although there is no current apprenticeship provision this could change in the future with the introduction of the Electrotechnical Trail Blazer qualification.


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.