2018 The Year of Engineering Sector

24 July 2018

Engineering within the U.K.

The British Military provides second to none training for their engineering roles through the Corps of Royal Engineers. Also known as 'Sappers' they are unique, motivated & intelligent. 

As 2018 is the year of engineering it is fitting to dive into all facets of the life of a Royal Engineer, as there are not many careers that have the diversity of a Royal Engineer. With their training and experiences, the Corps of Royal Engineers can offer a lot to the military and further on to companies during their transition into the civilian world. No matter which path a Royal Engineer has taken, officer, soldier, Regular or Reserve, they have become confident in their skill set, with the recognised qualifications that will be well suited in the civilian workplace.

The Corps of Engineers was formed in 1716, consisting of only 28 officers at the time. After expansion and many expeditions throughout the world, the Corps of Royal Engineers was formally established in 1856, consisting of both officers and non-commissioned ranks.

Different roles of a Royal Engineer include:

  • Tradesman
  • Plant operator
  • Bomb disposal/search
  • Communication specialist
  • Logistic specialist
  • Royal Engineer diver
  • Parachute engineer
  • Commando Royal Engineer

These different roles are easily translated into the civilian world and can add value to companies looking to employ a highly trained team. The intensity of their training allows them to operate in stressful situations in order to carry out different tasks. With more clients joining the MRHQ platform they are able to gain valuable candidates for roles such as mechanical engineer & service engineer. 

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