HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your apprenticeship will be planned to fit around your military training and relate closely to your role. That means that as well as becoming a better soldier, you’ll be working towards a qualification that will also be valued by employers outside of the Army.

TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS

Your apprenticeship will be on one of the following areas:
  • Public services and health
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Animal care
  • I.T.
  • Logistics
  • Construction
  • Business administration

APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS

There are three levels of apprenticeships on offer to soldiers when they join the Army:

LEVEL 2

Military trade training forms the main part of this level.

You complete a range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy), and get a technical certificate.

You will earn an NVQ Level 2 – equivalent to five good GCSE passes.

LEVEL 3

Advanced apprenticeship
  • Available for those in technical trades
  • You need5 GCSEs at C or above, or a Level 2 Army apprenticeship
  • You earn an NVQ Level 3 - equivalent to two A-level passes

LEVEL 4

Higher apprenticeship
  • Work in real-time operations, countering real threats to national security, earning a Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations.

MORE QUALIFICATIONS

Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Technical Corps like the Royal Engineers or the REME, will support you in gaining civilian qualifications. such as gaining Chartered Engineer status.

Many officers and soldiers also become qualified instructors or leaders for adventurous training activities, so this is a great chance to take your interests to the next level.

DID YOU KNOW?

Soldiers have the chance to gain all sorts of qualifications, including lots of different types of driving licences, BTECS and even in service degrees - paid for by the Army.