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Learning & Development

  • 95%Soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship
  • 40+ different schemes offered
  • 3levels of apprenticeship available – up to degree level
  • 5good GCSEs – value of the entry level apprenticeship

When you join the Army, you’ll not only learn how to be one a world-class soldier or officer, but you’ll continue to develop skills and earn qualifications while you work.

Army Apprenticeships

You’ll do the apprenticeship most relevant to your job role, as part of your initial trade training. The courses are designed with other employers, ensuring the training is to industry standards and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Soldier during an apprenticeship

Types of Apprenticeships

Your apprenticeship will be on one of the following areas:

  • Public services and health

  • Engineering

  • Telecommunications & IT

  • Animal care

  • Logistics

  • Construction

  • Business administration

The type of apprenticeship that you will do will depend on your chosen role in the Army.

You'll get the chance to undertake a degree level apprenticeship in leadership, later in your career. Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Technical Corps like the Royal Engineers or the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, will support you in gaining civilian qualifications. such as gaining Chartered Engineer status.

Many Officers and Soldiers also become qualified instructors or leaders for adventurous training activities, so this is a great chance to take your interests to the next level.