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 23-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.
Your phase 2 training is music-based. We’ll build on what you already know and work to make you a better performer and musician, preparing you for a career with one of our bands. :
Age : 16 years 6 months - 36 years 11 months
YOU MUST PASS AN AUDITION WHICH CONSISTS OF
Sight reading and aural perception tests
A general musicianship paper
Scales and arpeggios.
Two contrasting pieces that best demonstrate your ability
All standard Army entrance requirements.
FITNESS : Lift 20kg, Carry 30m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)
More information about the fitness test
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
Learn about rank progression here.
Earn £15,230 during training. When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Musician your pay will rise to £18,859.
You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private.
This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-
free lump sum called a bounty.