Engineers in the Armed Forces

Army, RAF and Royal Navy engineers case studies

SOE represents over 3,000 individuals employed within the Armed Forces. Supporting engineering professionals and training programmes across the Army, RAF and Royal Navy, SOE has a wealth of experience in developing engineers’ careers whilst enlisted.

Similarly, we ensure members’ engineering training is relevant and recognised once they leave the Service, by supporting registration with Engineering Council at EngTech, IEng or CEng level. Here's what some of our military members have to say.

Helen West

Helen West CEng CEnv MSOE MIRTE MIPlantE

Aberdeen-based Helen West CEng CEnv MSOE MIRTE MIPlantE is the head of engineering support for Lloyd’s Register (LR) Energy, a global engineering, technical, and business services organisation.

Kevin Anderson EngTech MSOE MIRTE

Sergeant Kevin Anderson was the recipient of the 2013 SOE REME Soldier of the Year Award, given each year to an individual who has demonstrated the ethos of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Corps to an exceptional level.

Steve Walker

WO1 (ASM) Steve Walker, IEng, MSOE, MIRTE, GCGI – 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, LAD, REME

"Since becoming a member of the Society of Operations Engineers, I have gained registration with Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer."

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Armed Forces Membership/EngTech Application Form [PDF - 148kB]