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Information and advice for candidates regarding COVID-19 Last reviewed 25/05/2022

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COMMONWEALTH APPLICATION UPDATE

THE ARMY IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM OVERSEAS COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATES.

Sickle Cell Trait

We are screening all Army applicants for Sickle Cell Trait. Sickle Cell Trait is not a barring condition to entry, nor to joining a particular part of the Army. All candidates at Assessment Centres will complete a questionnaire as part of their medical that will help us assess if you are at higher risk of Sickle Cell Trait. If the doctor decides that you are a higher risk individual then the Army will arrange for you to undergo a diagnostic blood test to confirm if you have the condition or not. If you require a blood test you must have this done before you can conduct your entry fitness tests. We cannot conduct blood testing at the Assessment Centre, so your CSM will book you an appointment with our partner medical organisation as soon as possible; this will mean having to return to conduct the fitness test at a later date. We understand that any delay may be frustrating, however we are unwilling to compromise your safety in order to speed up the recruitment process.

Sickle Cell Leaflet