Pay & Benefits
- £16,844Annual pay rate for soldiers in training from day 1
- £21,425Annual pay rate for soldiers after initial training (some roles will get more)
- £28,861Annual pay rate for officers while in training at Sandhurst
- £34,690Annual pay rate for officers after training.
You’ll receive an annual review to ensure that you’re able to progress through the ranks – and this means that you’ll unlock higher pay as you progress.
Some Army jobs pay higher than the standard rate of pay. These are typically specialist roles.
Current rates of pay for Soldiers just starting out in these ranks are:
Recruits (in initial training); £16,844 a year
Private: £21,425 a year
Lance Corporal: £28,351 a year
Corporal: £33,065 a year
Sergeant: £37,198 a year
You can find specific pay details for each role on Rolefinder.
We are currently offering people joining as full time Chefs or Petroleum Operators an extra £6,500. Talk to your recruiter to find out if you qualify.
What you get...
...here are 6 of the best benefits you'll get when you join the Army.
You'll get to try new activities, and have the chance to travel to new and interesting places around the world.
You'll get 30 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays. If you've been on operations you'll get extra time off on your return too.
Skills for life
You'll gain skills that help you do you job, but are also transferrable to a civilian career if you choose to leave.