The Corps employs various trades that have differing requirements
for progression. All trades are contained under the general headings of Gunner Field and
Gunner Specialist as well as All Arms trades.
Within the Field branch the following trades are employed:
a. Gunner RNZA.
The gunner is responsible for serving the guns. He is part of a detachment which is
trained to carry out the drills and gunnery procedures applicable to the equipment in use.
b. Operator Command
Post Field. OPCPs are trained in the drills, techniques and
procedures required to produce firing data, by utilising the current in service computer
so that the guns can effectively deliver the required rounds when and where requested.
c. Signaller RNZA. This
trade covers those soldiers trained in the techniques, drills and procedures necessary to
transmit and receive all forms of orders and reports, using communications equipment in
service with the RNZA.
Air Defence Trades.
In order to be employed in the Air Defence Battery, soldiers are trained in the
techniques, drills and duties of an Operator Air Defence.
The All Arms trades are:
a. Clerk All Arms.
This trade is common to all Corps within the Army. Personnel employed in this trade are
required to undertake and manage all routine office functions and clerical duties; to
maintain personal history, course and promotion records for all ranks and to advise on
soldier welfare matters and conditions of service.
b. Storeman All Arms.
This trade is also common to all Corps within the Army. Storemen are required to account
for and maintain all stores and equipments on issue to the unit. They are required to
advise on equipment employment and maintenance policy as promulgated in policy statements
from time to time; and demand on behalf of the unit for ammunition, clothing and equipment
scales as applicable.