OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARMY
We asked a group of serving soldiers and officers about their time in the Army - and about the opportunities that they've had that their civilian friends haven't had the chance to enjoy - and certainly not as part of their day jobs...
There are very few pursuits that the Army doesn't do, and most give you extra opportunities to travel to new and interesting places around the world. More about Adventurous Training.
You'll receive free medical and dental care. Usually you'll be treated by the Army medical team, but if needed you'll be referred for private treatment.
You'll get 30 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays. If you've been on operations, you'll get extra time off on your return too.
The Army will pay all of the contributions towards your pension. If you serve for more than 18 years, you'll also qualify for a tax-free lump sum from the age of 40.
SKILLS FOR LIFE
You'll be given plenty of additional training to help you develop in your job - but also skills that you can transfer to a civilian career if you choose to leave.
Not only will you enjoy subsidised food and lodgings in the Army, but you'll also have free access to gym and sports facilities.
On top of the many financial benefits and opportunities that you'll receive, you'll get to enhance and develop your professional qualifications, giving you transferrable skills that are recognised and respected by civilian employers.