With all our soldiers focussing on their relevant trade skills someone needs to be looking out for their welfare, their pay and reports. As you reach Senior Non-Commissioned Officer level (Sergeant and above) you may be given HR duties. Your will be responsible for such things as ensuring that those under your command have the correct number of days leave and that these are managed correctly. Other responsibilities may include writing their reports. Writing a fair and accurate report will ensure that soldiers under your command have the best chance of promotion. This is a vital role that needs to be carried out effectively and efficiently; at the end of the day it can affect the lives of your soldiers.
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.