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.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 49-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to Larkhill to become a qualified Gunner. Over 15 weeks, you do military training and sport, learn to drive a car and do a cross-
country driving course. You also learn to use Army communications systems. Then you join your chosen regiment and learn all about the AS90 artillery gun.
Age : 16 years - 35 years 6 months
QUALIFICATIONS : No formal qualifications needed
FITNESS : Lift 25kg, Carry 60m, 1.5 mile run in 13 min 15 sec (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)
More information about the fitness test
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
Learn about rank progression here.
PAY & BENEFITS
Earn £15,230 during training.
When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Gunner, your pay will rise to £18,859