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What we do:

In October 2017, the Army celebrated its 75,000th apprenticeship completion since 2004. 95 per cent of new soldiers study on the Army Apprenticeship Programme (AAP); 18,000 soldiers are currently working towards an apprenticeship and more than 8,000 Army personnel complete their apprenticeship each year.

What courses we offer

Opportunities to undertake apprenticeships exist across most of the Army’s core trades, including Engineering and Telecoms (STEM), animal care, business admin, carpentry, intelligence analysis, medical care, policing and catering to name just a few of the more than 40 apprenticeships available on the Army Apprenticeship Programme.

Am I eligible:

Applicants between the ages of 16 and 32 years and 11 months can apply for the Regular Army. The Army Reserve accept applicants aged from 18 up to 49 years and 11 months. This offer is particularly suited to 18-21 year olds.

All roles within the Army are open to male and female applicants on an equal basis.

No qualifications required to join the NVQ Level 2 programme (Army tradesman). To join the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (technical trades) applicants must have five GCSEs at grade C or above, or the Level 2 Army Apprenticeship qualification.

Apprenticeship salaries:

Apprenticeships are completed through a mix of formal instruction and on the job experience. Pay starts at £18,488k (£14,931 during training), increasing with experience and promotion. You will also receive 38 days paid annual leave. Soldiers benefit from subsidised food and accommodation, rail travel, free access to first class healthcare, fitness and sporting facilities. Opportunity to qualify for Cat B (car) driving licence and other categories depending on chosen trade.

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