Environmental Health Technician

Apprenticeship Full TimePart Time
  • Post Date: July 12, 2020
  • Apply Before: December 31, 2020
Job Description

“I HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF A DEPLOYED FORCE”
We need every soldier and officer to be fit and well, so that we have an active, capable Army. That means protecting our troops’ health and wellbeing, wherever they are in the world. As an Environmental Health Technician, you advise commanders on environmental health, occupational hygiene, preventing disease and environmental protection. Whenever troops are deployed, you go out beforehand on reconnaissance missions to check out the location and risks. It’s important work – but don’t worry – you’ll get the highest standard of training.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Get a fully recognised civilian BSc in Environmental Health.
  • Help prevent disease outbreaks.
  • Give military commanders guidance on water and food safety.
  • Advise front line troops on the safest places to build military bases and camps.

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
You will complete your initial training over 4 weekends at your Unit or a central location found across the UK. If it suits you better, you can condense this into a 1 week training course.

Step 2
You will then attend a 2 week long training course at an Army Training Centre, these are located across the UK.

Step 3
Once your basic soldiering training is complete, you will move on to do trade specific training with your Unit.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 17 years 9 months – 49 years 6 months
Fitness:
Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A-C / 9-4 in at least English Language and Maths

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

On successful entry into the Army Medical Services Reserve you will be eligible to apply for funding for Professional Qualifications to help you in your role with the Army Medical Services.

PAY AND BENEFITS

You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.