An Army HR job is like no other HR job. As an HR Specialist, you could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. Although you’ll be a soldier, you’ll be fully trained in HR. You’ll have responsibility from day one and the chance to move up into senior roles – Chartered Accountant, for example. You can get qualifications and develop your skills too. They’re recognised outside the Army so they’re great for your CV. With worldwide travel, adventure training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
You then get 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester to learn about military personnel and financial administration. You’re trained to use our information systems and will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you can take recognised qualifications in Business Management and HR. These include apprenticeships and degrees.
Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and Maths. We’ll also consider vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration.Fitness:
Learn about rank progression here.
Earn £15,985 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £20,400