WHAT IS A STANDARD ENTRY SOLDIER?

Standard entry soldiers, are people who have joined the Army and are able to start their Initial (Phase 1) training straight away. Most people between the ages of 18 and 36 join this way.

Regular soldiers are full time soldiers, who usually live and work on military bases. As a soldier, you'll learn military skills but you'll also have a trade - which you will use in your day to day life.

 

MORE ABOUT REGULAR SOLDIERS

GOLDEN HELLOS

There are some roles in the Army that will give you extra cash when you join. These are called 'golden hellos'.  You'll usually find these on offer for roles that we're keen to fill, or if you've already got the qualifications needed to do a specialist job.

 

PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED SOLDIERS


Golden Hellos available once you complete Phase 2 training for the following jobs:

Comms Engineers (Systems Op) and Comms Engineers (Systems Eng) in the Royal Signals could get £5,000 

HOW DO I JOIN?

You'll need to be between 16 and 36 (or older for some roles, like Musicians) to join as a regular soldier. You can find out whether you can join with our can I join quick check.


MORE ABOUT HOW TO JOIN

DID YOU KNOW?

Every soldier wears a cap badge on their beret. These show which regiment they belong to. Each badge is worn with pride.

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