The Army

United Kingdom

About The Army


Looking to develop your skills? Travel the world? Make new friends? Whoever you are and whatever you want to do, an Army apprenticeship can help you get there.

The Army has one of the largest nationally recognised apprenticeship programmes in the UK. As a Top 100 Apprentice Employer, we have 18,000 new soldiers learning with us and over 8,000 apprentices passing their training each year.

On the programme, you’ll get to work for an employer while learning key skills in one of over 40 different roles. 98 per cent of our recruits finish the programme with valuable qualifications they can build on in the future, whether that’s during or after their career in the military. But as well as the world-class training, you’ll get to meet some great people, try out adventurous training and have the chance to explore the world.

With these unique opportunities, it really is an apprenticeship like no other. It’s a way to challenge yourself, to prepare for the future and to make your family proud. But most of all, it’s a chance to become a better you.

Rewards and benefits

Did you know that a trained soldier starts on £18,305 per year? That’s £352 a week. Even as a new recruit, you will earn around £14,637 a year while you train. In some trades there’s also a lump sum for finishing training. Once you’re a fully-fledged soldier, your pay will go up every year, depending on your job and rank.

What’s more, health and dental care are free; you get a pension (which the Army pays for you); and help towards the cost of your food and housing. The Army even pays for you to take qualifications, including degree level courses. You get 38 days’ holiday per year and a job that could take you anywhere from Cyprus to Canada. At the same time, you’ll get Army fit and the chance to try all kinds of sports and adventure activities.

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