Training For The Role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.
Your training will be at Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.
You'll do your Phase 2 training at the Defence Centre for Languages and Culture near Bedford. You will do an initial 15 weeks course in understanding communications.
On successful completion of this course you will attempt your Junior Command and Leadership course to promote to the rank of Lance Corporal.
If you are going on to be a linguist, you will undertake a further 18 months of intensive language training.
Age : 17 years 9 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications : GCSE Grade A C / 9-4 in at least English Language and four other subjects.
You must have at least Numeracy Level 2. Fitness :
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
Earn £15,985 during training.
On completion of Phase 2 training you will join your unit as a Lance Corporal earning £27,326 a year.