About Us

Sappers Network Ltd is the Corps of Royal Engineers’ own employment support service and network for Regulars, Reservists, Veterans and Retired

Sappers Network has been established by the Corps to help you to find employment and to assist with your transition when you decide to leave the Army. The focus is on you, the Sapper, whether you are a regular, a reservist, a veteran or have retired from active service. We have links with employers, both large and small, across many industry sectors, who recognise the skills that you have and are keen to employ you.

Sappers Network is run by Sappers for the benefit of Sappers


Sappers Network Ltd has the following objectives:

  • To provide an employment support service to match RE Service Leavers, Reserves and Veterans with the needs of industry
  • To support retention through the provision of future employment opportunities
  • To enhance the Corps’ influence and reputation with industry and the wider population
  • To develop additional revenue for the RE Central Charitable Trust


Sappers Network Ltd is a private limited company wholly owned by the Royal Engineers Central Charitable Trust (Registered Charity No 1003032) and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Corps.

Sappers Network Ltd is Registered in England number 10829849 with VAT registered number 282 4596 73.

The Board

The Board of Directors comprises:

Max Heron

Corps Colonel RE (ex-officio),
Corps Colonel Reserves RE (ex-officio),
Corps Sergeant Major RE (ex-officio),

Ian Caws,
David Richards

Company Secretary
Corps Treasurer

The Executive
Bob Lisle is the Business Development Manager who is responsible for the day to day operations of the company. He is the first point of contact for sappers seeking employment and for employers who are seeking to fill roles.

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