As you develop your skills in trade, part of your training will be to take on projects that you will have to manage. These can vary depending on what trade you are but ultimately they will be yours to complete.

Examples of projects could include:

  • Installing new phone and computer systems into buildings being occupied by armed forces to conduct operations from.
  • Moving and building an entire headquarters from scratch ready for the staff to work from.

The responsibility will lie with you to ensure that your team is motivated and correctly prepared to complete the task in a timely fashion.

As you develop in trade you will have lots of opportunity to learn new skills and take additional trade and professional qualifications. For those whose forte is Project Management, opportunities exist to study for the internationally recognised ITIL and Prince2 project management qualifications.

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.