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Today the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) provides training in all engineering disciplines, providing the unique range of skills that are fundamental to the Royal Engineers as well as delivering military working animals, handlers and maintainers.

Royal Engineer skills include the command and management of engineer tasks, combat engineering, technical and professional engineering, communication, watermanship, driving specialist engineer vehicles and artisan skills such as electrical and bricklaying.

The RSME is based at Chatham in Kent, Minley in Surrey and Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It is the largest residential construction college in Europe and currently runs 675 courses a year, of 95 varying types, over 315,500 man-training days, with 4,000 trainees, of which over 400 gain civilian qualifications.