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Army joining process

Everyone joining the Army needs to start their journey by applying online.

Once you've registered your interest to join, you will be asked for details including your nationality and age. This will tell you what type of job you can apply for (or if you can't join). You'll then need to apply online, which will get you started on your Army journey.

After you've submitted your application, you'll follow the steps for your chosen path, Regular Soldier or Officer, or Army Reserve Soldier or Officer.

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Regular Soldier

Application Process

Regular Officer

Application Process

Reserve Soldier

Application Process

Reserve Officer

Application Process