WOMEN IN THE ARMY

"Being in the Army gives me great career opportunities. Pay scales are transparent so I know I'm being paid the same as my male colleagues."

The British Army is at the forefront of equal pay, with men and women on the same payscale. It's not just in the pay packet that women are equal. They are also treated with the same respect as their male colleagues.

Your questions answered...



We hear lots of questions every day from women who are thinking of joining the Army. This video covers some of the most popular topics, from sleeping arrangements to periods.

ARE MEN AND WOMEN TREATED EQUALLY?

Pay and promotion

Men and women are on the same pay scale and are paid according to rank. The Army promotes people based on their performance, capability and potential. Every soldier receives an annual report and the best people are selected for promotion.

Training

Men and women get the same high standard of training. All role related fitness standards are the same, and unrelated to gender. This makes sure that everyone is fit enough to do the job.