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DSEME

Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
(DSEME)

DSEME provides over 600 courses of over 150 different types, with up to 1,500 military students in training at any one time. Every year over 5,000 students undertake training at DSEME. Training is also provided for civilian equipment support staff, together with Foreign and Commonwealth officers and soldiers. The School is split across 2 sites at MOD Lyneham and St Athan and organised on the basis of a Headquarters, a Training Support Wing, 8 Training Battalion REME, the REME Arms School and Number 4 School of Technical Training (No 4 SOTT). Establishment support and a large proportion of the technical training delivery at Lyneham is provided under contract by Babcock International.

DSEME Mission

In partnership, to deliver sufficient, competent and highly motivated technical leaders, practitioners and advisers to the Armed Forces in order to support equipment capability on current and contingent operations.

DSEME Objectives

  • Deliver effective and efficient electro-mechanical and engineering management training to tri-Service, international and civilian personnel to meet TRA requirements within allocated resources.
  • Ensure that ‘Care and Welfare’ provisions for all trainees and staff meet or exceed Defence policy standards, as assured by external agencies, and continue to improve ‘Quality of Life’ as resource allows.
  • Support Comdt DCTT in delivering the DTTCP.
  • Develop and deliver innovative training and education, exploiting appropriate technologies and strategies, where they increase efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  • Enhance the reputation of DSEME and the Armed Forces generally.
  • Develop and deliver innovative training and education, exploiting appropriate technologies and strategies, where they increase efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  • Optimise the utilisation of training and infrastructure capacity where appropriate. Remaining within MoD rules and guidance, offer irreducible spare capacity for use by IDT and/or Income Generation to accommodate wider Defence initiatives and Defence diplomacy policy.
  • The School’s training is provided in a cumulative manner, with tradesmen returning to the School at various stages of their careers to further the scope and depth of their technological knowledge and engineering command and leadership skills.

Training Delivery

The trades taught in the School are:

DSEME

  • Armourer
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Recovery Mechanic
  • Technical Support Specialist (Technical Storeman)
  • Metalsmith
  • REME Artificer (Vehicles) & Artificer (Weapons)
  • Electronic Technician
  • Artificer (Electronic)
  • Avionics & Aircraft Technician (foundation only)

Number 4 School of Technical Training (No 4 SofTT)

  • General Technician (Mechanical)
  • General Technician (Electrical)
  • General Technician (Workshop)

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Arms School

The Arms School conducts engineering command and leadership courses that range from career courses for REME soldiers and officers to Health and Safety, Quality Management, European Foundation Quality Management (EFQM) and specialist Equipment Support courses.

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