Royal Engineer Geographic Technician
Royal Engineers - Brighton

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The ideal candidate should be between 17-32 years old, computer literate with an interest in IT, a good communicator, physically fit and robust, with three GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths, English Language and one other subject.

Royal Engineer Geographic Technicians (GeoTechs), are the geographic experts within the British Army. They provide geographic support to all three services, (Navy, Army and RAF) and have a varied range of expertise. Trained first as soldiers, Combat Engineers and C+E drivers before specialising in the Royal Engineer Geo trade, they complete 11 months of additional training before emerging as class 2 GeoTechs.

GeoTechs can produce virtual 3D terrain visualisations using advanced IT equipment and specialist software; collect data out on the ground using high-tech surveying equipment; they are data managers using static and web based servers; they create bespoke geographic products using high resolution imagery, aerial photography, elevation data and raster mapping and provide geographic advice when required. They are also well travelled, In recent years GeoTechs have worked in countries such as; Afghanistan, Canada, Cyprus, The Falkland Islands, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Kuwait, Norway, Oman and the USA.

GeoTechs are able to continue their training and development by completing a Class 1 Geographic Technician Course which gives them a Foundation Degree in Applied Computing. If so desired, they are able to complete the necessary modules to upgrade this to a Bachelor of Science Degree at no cost to the individual .

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