Household Cavalry Soldier
RIDE ON MILITARY PARADE AND SEE ACTIVE SERVICE
LEARN TO BE A VEHICLE DRIVER OR GUNNER. WITH THE CHANCE TO RIDE AT CEREMONIES AND GET OUT IN THE FIELD, YOU’LL HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
Training For The Role
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 40-week 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.
Next, you’ll head to Bovington, Dorset for 20 weeks of specialist training, focusing on communications, fighting from vehicles and an introduction to the AJAX armoured fighting vehicle. You will complete your driving licence (if you don't already have it). You will then move to Windsor to begin your riding course to prepare you for all aspects of becoming a mounted ceremonial soldier on duty in London.
After 18-24 months of ceremonial duty, you will be posted to the Household Cavalry Regiment, Bulford to train on the Ajax armoured fighting vehicle and obtain your tracked vehicle licence.
No formal qualifications needed
- Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 15s
- MSFT (beep test) level 8.06
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Car Licence (Cat B + E)
- Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship: Animal Care and Welfare Assistant
- HGV licence (Cat C + H) (after 18+ months)
- Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2 in Maths and English
- Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship: Farrier
- Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship: Senior Equine Groom