Driver Communication Specialist

Posted 13 October by The Army


The Army is more than just combat; it’s a place to do something that really matters. Being a Communications Specialist is all about teamwork, purpose and pride. As Driver Communications Specialists, we are trained to use radio and digital communications systems and by using these, we are able to make sure our soldiers and officers can be in contact whenever they need to be.

As a Driver Communication Specialist, you have a dual role driving various military vehicles and handling all aspects of communications. Whilst working on camp, your main role is to look after your section's vehicles and communications equipment, making sure it's serviceable, as you could be expected to deploy on exercise or operations at any time. You're kept busy with exercises in various parts of the country to provide communications and support to other units and cap badges. Being a Communications Specialist can be very challenging at times, but also very rewarding


Join us and you’ll start by learning the soldiering skills common to every member of the British Army, like outdoor survival and the safe handling of weapons. Then you’ll learn the specialist skills that will make you an expert in your role. Over your training period, you’ll earn your C+E Driving license and study general service driver modules. Once completed your Initial Driver Training where you’ll be taught cross-country driving techniques, vehicle camouflage and concealment, basic mechanical principles, transport documentation and complete Hazardous goods training. After this, you’ll be taught your initial communications training, you will be taught to use state of the art digital communications systems in support of military operations.


The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:

  • Level 2 LGV Driver Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Unified Communications Technician (UCT) Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport

  • Level 2 certificates in Telecoms & Unified Comms


We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become a Driver Communication Specialist and you’ll:

-Earn a starting salary of around £15,900 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,000 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks

-Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income

-Receive free medical and dental health cover

-Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career

-Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications

-Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.


You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 - 35.6 years

  • Army Reserve age: 17.9 - 49.11 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

No formal qualifications required.

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid-thigh pull of 46kg

  • Medicine ball throw of 3.1m

  • 2km run in 11min 15 sec (11 min 30 sec for Junior Entry)

Interests you’ll have:

  • Driving

  • Decision making & responsibility

  • Outdoor activities

  • Working outside

  • Technology

We run regular virtual events on this role and others within the Army. To find out more and register for upcoming talks - visit our Virtual Army Careers Centre

Our next deadline for application is 30th November 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.


Reference: 41175400

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