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Job Description

Looking for an exciting, varied role? Infantry Soldier is a great choice. You’re part of the Army’s front line team, taking part in all kinds of operations – from peace keeping and disaster relief to full scale war. You won’t do this on your own though. You’ll work and train alongside other highly skilled soldiers – who’ll become like family. This team spirit is vital in combat. And you will make friends for life. Together, you’ll take on all kinds of challenges worldwide, including Adventurous Training. With the chance to gain qualifications, you will learn and move up the ranks too.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years - 35 year 6 months

Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed.


  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s

More information about the fitness test.

Qualification you could get after training

  • All driving licences
  • ILM Team Leading Award
  • Public Services Apprenticeships in Security, Communications, Engineering, Carry and Deliver Goods, and Storage and Warehousing
  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Relief Operations Skills
  • NVQ Level 2 Public Service
  • Parachuting

Learn about rank progression here.

Although this job role does not require formal qualifications, we highly recommend that you try to achieve at least a grade 4 (C) in English & Maths. Achieving this minimum grade in these subject will increase opportunities in the future and help with your career development and prospects.

If you don't achieve the minimum grades, you will be supported to continue to study English and Maths throughout your full-time education or an apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • active
  • work well in a team
  • confident 
  • like travelling 
  • socialising 
  • adventurous
  • enjoy challenges 

How to Apply
Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell them about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre, you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

Find out further information and apply

Salary Range

£15,985 to £20,400 (plus the benefits)

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