WHO ARE PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED SOLDIERS (PQS)?
There are some roles in the Army that we need to fill with people who already have civilian qualifications in their chosen field. We also recuit people who don't have the qualifications yet, but would like to train through the Army.
Many specialist roles are on a higher payscale than other soldiers.
If you're already qualified, or would like to train in one of the following areas join the Army as a PQS:
WHAT ARE GOLDEN HELLOS?
If you already have skills that can be used in the Army, in a specialist trade, you could be given extra money once you've finished your training.
DID YOU KNOW?
It’s not too early to get started on your Army career. The Army Foundation College (AFC) in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, trains 16 and 17 year olds to become junior soldiers.
HOW DO I JOIN?
If you are applying for a professionally qualified role, you'll need to go through an Army Selection Board before to your initial training. This lets us see whether your skills are suitable for use in the Army.
Some roles will need you to pass a specialist board, for example musicians will have to pass an audition if they want to join the Corps of Army Music.
You'll need to be over 16 to join as a professionally qualified soldier. If you're over 33, you may still be able to join, but you'll need to contact us to apply. You can find out whether you can join with our can I join quick check.