Information and advice for candidates regarding COVID-19
Last updated 25/03/2020
In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Army has made some temporary changes to the recruitment process. These changes are designed to help keep everyone safe. We are still recruiting and accepting new applications.
These changes won't affect everyone, but if you're worried, please do keep checking back. We will be in contact with you if you're going to be affected.
I'm booked in for an Army Brief, the Assessment Centre or the Army Officer Selection Board - what happens now? Your recruiter will be in touch with you as soon possible with more information about what will happen next.
I'm due to start my Army training - will this still happen? Some training start dates have now been postponed. You do still have a place waiting for you, and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we have more information.
I need to talk to my Recruiter or Candidate Support Manager - are they working? The National Recruitment Centre is still operating, and our teams will be continuing to work to support your application.
I'm thinking of joining from a Commonwealth country, can I still apply?
The Army is not currently accepting applications from Commonwealth candidates or inviting them to the UK for assessment during the COVID-19 restrictions.
My Leave/Visa is due to expire, what should I do?
If you are a current Army candidate are in the UK and your Leave/Visa is due to expire, please visit the government advice page.
How long will these restrictions be in place?
We don't know yet how long these measures will be in place. As soon as we have news about your event, we will let you know.
We will add more information as we have it, please check back regularly.
If you do need to contact your Recruiter or CSM, you should be able to get hold of them. If you have a general question, you can call the National Recruiting Centre on 0345 600 8080. Phone lines are likely to be busy, so try our live chat during office hours.