HR Specialist

Adjutant Generals Corps

“It's HR - but so much more"

My job involves dealing with soldiers' pay and daily transactions of money.”

An Army HR job is like no other HR job. As an HR Specialist, you could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. Although you’ll be a soldier, you’ll be fully trained in HR. You’ll have responsibility from day one and the chance to move up into senior roles – Chartered Accountant, for example. You can get qualifications and develop your skills too. They’re recognised outside the Army so they’re great for your CV. With worldwide travel, adventure training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gain business & HR qualifications that are widely recognised by civilian employers.
  • Serve within any unit of the British Army.
  • Make an immediate impact, with real responsibility from day one.
  • Enjoy exceptional prospects for promotion.
  • Move into specialist support roles, such as a Chartered Accountant.

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.


Step 2
You then get 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester to learn about military personnel and financial administration. You’re trained to use our information systems and will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you can take recognised qualifications in Business Management and HR. These include apprenticeships and degrees.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months

QUALIFICATIONS: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and Maths. We’ll also consider vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration.

FITNESS: Lift 20kg, Carry 30m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Level 2 Certificate for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Level 3 Diploma for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Business Administration Apprenticeship – Level 2 or 3 including Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT.
  • Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
  • Personal development opportunity to undertake a foundation degree in HR Practice.
  • Opportunity to apply for accountancy training after qualifying period and selection.
  • Cat B Driving Licence.

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private your pay will rise to £18,859.

RESERVE

You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty. More about Reserve benefits

FROM THE FIELD

"My job involves dealing with soldiers' pay and daily transactions of money.”

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
Complete your basic training and learn to be soldier. This happens over several weekends, with a week-long residential course at the end.


Step 2
Then, you take the Service Initial Personnel Administration course. When you finish, you’ll be an Army-qualified HR Specialist. You’ll spend at least 27 days per year with us – usually one evening a week, one weekend a month and a two-week annual camp. Remember:

  • Reserves get bonuses for completing training each year and annual pay rises.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum GCSE grade D/3 in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)

We’ll also consider vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration

FITNESS: Lift 20kg, Carry 30m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

  • Qualifications you can get Level 2 Certificate for Military Personnel Administrators. Level 3 Diploma for Military Personnel Administrators. Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7. Opportunity to apply for accountancy training after qualifying period and selection.

RANK PROGRESSION

Learn about rank progression here.

PAY & BENEFITS

REGULAR

Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private your pay will rise to £18,859.

RESERVE

You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty. More about Reserve benefits

FROM THE FIELD

"My job involves dealing with soldiers' pay and daily transactions of money.”

HOW TO APPLY?

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.