At a glance
Travel the world with your unit. Get skills and qualifications. Playing your part in a team – that's the life of an Military Personnel Administrator.
- £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
- £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
- AgeFrom 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
My job is to deliver the administration and running of my unit. The responsibility is incredible, and I love it.Dan Bell - HR specialist
This job is like no other Army role. You could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. As well as being a fully trained soldier, you'll be responsible for the day-to-day actions of your unit, in barracks or on operations. Your responsibility will start on day 1 and increase as your rank advances. You can get qualifications that develop your skills and are recognised outside the Army. With worldwide travel, Adventurous Training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.
The SPS (Staff and Personnel Support) Branch ensures that the British Army’s people are ready to deploy at a moment’s notice by managing its people, finances and information. We are soldiers first, and serve alongside every unit in the Army; wherever the Army goes, we are there too.
Serve our soldiers through administrative support.
Support the chain of command with their decision-making
Deploy on operations
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Regular (full time)
From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in English Language and Maths minimum, or vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications.
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
MSFT (beep test) level 5.8
Training for the role
Basic training will teach you how to be a soldier. This covers everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
You have 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester, where you learn about military personnel and financial administration. You’re trained to use our information systems and will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you can take recognised qualifications in Business Management and Human Resources. These include apprenticeships and degrees.
Qualifications you could get after training
Level 2 Certificate for Military Personnel Administrators
Level 3 Diploma for Military Personnel Administrators
Business Administration Apprenticeship – Level 2 or 3 including Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT
Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
Personal development opportunity to undertake a foundation degree in HR Practice.
Opportunity to apply for accountancy training after qualifying period and selection.
Cat B Driving Licence.
Pay & benefits
Earn £18,687 a year during training. When you have completed 26 weeks' service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first – your pay will rise to £23,496.
How to Apply
Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre, you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.