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Civilian life not what you expected? Or are you currently serving and in need of a new challenge? The RLC could be your answer.

If you want to re-trade, or transfer to The RLC, you must find out if we have a vacancy in your preferred trade. All job opportunities in The RLC are listed in Official Army Vacancies List (OAVL).

The OAVL is designed to identify areas in which trade vacancies exist for interested personnel. The OAVL should be considered as a guide and if there is not a suitable employment opportunity listed, but the applicant has an expressed desire to join an alternative trade for which they are qualified, the case will be reviewed by the appropriate Manning Brick prior to the commencement of the application process.

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The Regular Army Transfer policy and process is outlined in 2014DIN01-014 – Regular Army Transfer Policy and the form on which someone may apply is AF B241A.

Units have a key role in aiding successful transfers and must not delay or decline an application, irrespective of their current manning situation.

Just as army personnel may apply to transfer to the Royal Navy or Royal Air Force, the Army will also consider applications for transfer from the other Services.

For personnel currently serving the OVAL can be found on the Defence Intranet.

Looking to Re-Join or Re-Trade?


If you left the Regular Army within the last three years and had two years, or more, left on your contract, you could be fast-tracked back into the Army and serving again in four weeks or less. Call 0345 600 8080 or follow the link to the Army Jobs website for more.

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Want To Re-trade?

Thinking of re-trading and want to find a new career within the RLC? First you must see if there are job opportunities in the latest OVAL. The RLC’s re-trade policy and application process can be found in Annex H to RLC Corps Instruction H18.

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Feel like a change in direction? Have you considered retrading?

The Royal Logistic Corps is looking for the following:

rlc ammunition technician

Ammunition Technician

Ammo Techs inspect, repair and destroy ammunition. Bomb disposal operators support the police and military operations.

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rlc logistic specialist

Logistic Specialist (Supply)

Responsible for the issue, storage and receipt of all army supplies.

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rlc Vehicle Support Specialists

Vehicle Support Specialists

The RLC’s VSS keep the Army supplied with vehicles. They  maintain, service and drive all army vehicles.

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rlc Movement Controller

Movement Controller

Ensure the safe and efficient movement of troops, vehicles and supplies around the world.

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rlc mariner


Navigate sea-going craft used for transporting troops and supplies.

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rlc Petroleum Operator

Petroleum Operator

Store, handle and deliver petroleum products to where they are needed, wherever they are needed.

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rlc driver


We need drivers to deliver vital supplies including fuel, water and ammo forward into battle.

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rlc Driver Communication Specialist

Driver Communication Specialist

You work with officers and set up communications systems on operations.

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rlc Marine Engineer

Marine Engineer

Maintain, repair and keep all the moving parts of the RLC’s marine vessels working.

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rlc Postal and Courier Operator

Postal & Courier Operator

Deployed across the world, you ensure the secure delivery of mail for all three services.

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rlc Tank Transporters

Tank Transporter

You work with the 900hp HET. You load  main battle tanks and heavy equipment delivering it to the right location

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Reserve to Regular – Thinking of transferring from the Reserves to the Regular RLC? Look for job opportunities on the OAVL. The policy and process for applying to joining the Regular RLC, from the Reserves, is similar to the internal Regular Army Transfer policy and is contained within 2014DIN01-213. Applicants should apply to transfer on an AF B241B and units will be required to supply background details to enable APC career managers to make a decision.

Army Reserve Opportunities – The OAVL no longer displays Reserve opportunities. An Army Reserve Job List exists on the MS Web and ArmyNet. The lists shows all 30,000 Reserve positions and has a postcode look up to allow Reservists to see what jobs are available in their area. Further details can be found in ABN 16/15. The policy and process for Regular soldiers and officers transferring to the Army Reserve can be found in 2015DIN01-157.

Click the button below to find out about Full Time Reserve Service jobs.

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The Royal Logistic Corps

321 EOD & Search Squadron of 11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC hosted a special guest, the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Royal, as part of its anniversary commemorating 50 years of operations in Northern Ireland. The Sqn was also joined by the Colonel RLC, Colonel Jon West ADC.

11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC is widely dispersed across 14 locations in the UK. The Regiment routinely responds to around 2,500 operational EOD and Search call-outs each year in support of the police and other major events.

As the sole EOD & Search capability in Northern Ireland, 321 Sqn have a significant workload, operating constantly at Extremely High Readiness and responding operationally several hundred times each year. Last year, the Sqn completed 271 EOD tasks and 64 Search tasks.

The Regiment and Squadron employ specialists from multiple cap badges, principally RLC, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals.

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The Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond is bold:

‘A world-class, innovative and adaptable Corps, sustaining continuous activity at home and around the globe. All underpinned by a people-focussed ethos and the exploitation of data and cutting-edge technology.’

The RLC is a unique Corps in terms of size, diversity and experience. No-one can do what it does. But to achieve the Corps’ vision, the Corps’ methods, capabilities and required skills must change.

To achieve this, four objectives will address: People & Ethos, Exploiting Technology, External Integration and Communication and Influence. The RLC has a huge amount to offer the Nation. Please read the strategy, talk about it, be proud of it and share your ideas to help it to evolve.

To explain this further, The RLC’s Strategy on a page can be seen below.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect using this link:

#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain

1 Regt RLC 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps 4 Regiment RLC 6 Regiment RLC 7 Regiment RLC 9 Regiment RLC Commander The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment 11 EOD&S Regiment RLC 13 Air Assault Support Regiment 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood 25 Regiment RLC 27 Regiment RLC 29 Regiment RLC 150 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps 151 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps Army Drivers Northern Ireland 154 Scottish Regiment RLC 156 Regiment RLC 157 Regiment RLC 158 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps 159 Regiment RLC 162 Regiment RLC 165 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC 167 Catering Support Regiment RLC 2 Operational Support Group RLC HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade 102 Logistic Brigade
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