Royal Signals – Leaders in a Digital Age

The future of warfare

Cyber Specialist


Secure and encrypted communications

This evolving field is at the forefront of modern warfare. Both the Army and the Corps are currently developing specialism to be leaders in this area.

The increasingly complex nature of cyberspace presents significant challenges to Defence. We need to ensure our people are correctly trained in this complex environment, prepared to deal with the varied and constantly developing threats that are out there. We’ve always dealt in secure and encrypted communications but increasingly many of our roles and operations demand highly specialised skills.

We seek people who have a keen interest and aptitude for Cyber to join the Corps. Initially looking to gain a grounding in this aspect of warfare. The role of Electronic Warfare Systems Operator offers opportunities to work in this field. Should you shine, then further opportunities will present themselves.


Royal Signals Cyber

Electronic Warfare

Jam, disrupt, neutralise

Detecting and defeating threats long before they are seen to protect the nation. This short film from BAE systems provides an insight into the work of the Electronic Warfare Systems Operator. This is but one area of our work that makes use of specialist cyber skills.

Royal Signals – Soldier first

Soldier first

Being a soldier is the key responsibility of anyone serving in the Army.

All who join will go through Phase One Training; this provides trainees with the essential skills they need to be a professional soldier. You'll get to understand just how important team work is and, among other things, you'll learn essential field skills such as living out of a Bergen (rucksack), cooking rations and safely operating a weapon. This initial training will give you the discipline and confidence to succeed as a soldier, in your trade training and beyond. 

Currently there are six trade options available to those who join the the Royal Corps of Signals. As we move further into the digital age, where communication and communications remain at the forefront of all we do, the way we work and the training we undertake is constantly evolving to keep pace with the demands of modern technology and warfare.