Soldier Application Process
Becoming a soldier - what happens when you apply?
Joining Steps: Regular Soldier
- Stage 1Army Briefing
Now that you've applied, you'll be given a local Recruiter, who may ask you extra questions. You can also follow your progress online. Normally, you'll be invited to your local career centre, where you'll be given a personal development plan to follow to help you get ready for the Assessment Centre. You'll also learn more about the Army - and have the chance to ask questions. While we are following social distancing guidelines, these sessions are being held online.
- Stage 2Assessment Centre
Your assessment will last for 2 days and will take place in one of our Assessment Centres in the UK. We will pay for your travel to get there and back.
This is your chance to see whether the Army is right for you, and for us to see whether you're suitable to join. During your stay, the assessment will include:
A full medical examination.
Physical and mental tests.
Team exercises to see how you work with other people.
A career discussion.
- Stage 3After Assessment
Once you’re through assessment there’s just some final paperwork to do before you’re ready to begin your Initial training (Phase 1) :
We will check your references and run a background check.*
If everything looks OK we will send you an offer of employment.
When you accept the offer, you'll be given your date to start your training and you will formally join (enlist) in the Army. How quickly you can start will depend on the job you've applied to do, and the grade you were given at assessment.
Ready to Apply?
Start your Application today, and see where a career in the Army could take you.