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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 - 32 years 11 months

Gender: Male (Female as of 2019)

Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed. 

Fitness: Lift 40kg, Carry 120m, 1.5 mile run in 12 min 45 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

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.

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

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

Starting Salary

£14,931 to £18,488

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