DAY TO DAY LIFE
You'll normally work 8.30am to about 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you're a soldier, you'll usually be working on your base, using your trade skills or developing new ones. Officers will usually spend this time in an office, workshop or medical centre on base.
When you're on exercise or operations, you'll be away from your routine life. Operations can last up to 6 months, and you're usually given plenty of notice.
All jobs in the Army fall into one of the following areas:
- Finance & Support
- Communications & IT
- Logistics & Support
Whether you join as a soldier or an officer, you'll have the opportunity to earn promotions throughout your career.
Typically, a soldier will rising to Lance Corporal after around 3 years, and Corporal after 5 years.
An officer can expect to reach the rank of Captain within around three years and Major within another 5-8 years.
Soldiers and officers enjoy a range of benefits, including travel and adventurous training, access to additional training and developing transferable skills.
Not only that, but you'll also get six weeks' paid leave, free dental and medical cover, subsidised food and accommodation, free gyms and sports facilities, and automatic entry into a pension scheme.
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WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING
Being in the Army doesn't only give you a job it gives you a home too. From the moment you start your training, you will be given somewhere to live - you'll be living with other people on your course. Once you've left to join your regiment you'll have more options - including a family home for you, your partner and children if you need it.
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