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Meet Matt. He thought he’d left it too late to join the Army. Actually, he was just getting started   Not sure if you’d qualify for an Army apprenticeship? You might be surprised. We welcome people from every kind of background. Matt was in his 30s when he joined us. He’d always dreamed of a career in the Army, but an injury at 16 meant that he trained as a plumber instead. After working for the Police and Immigration Service,

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From County Durham to Canada, Andy’s career in the Army has taken him across the globe   Want a job where you can travel, make mates for life and pick up transferable skills, but still deciding if the Army is right for you? Andy was on the fence too, until he joined the British Army. “I joined up not knowing how I’d take to the Army, but it turns out I love it!”    When you start, there will be

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The Royal Marines train thousands every year at their first-class facilities in Devon Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) is based at Lympstone in Devon. It trains new recruits and reserves, as well as delivering specialist trade training and continuation training. The Royal Marines are the only armed force to train officers and other ranks in the same place, although they follow different courses. All Royal Marines return to Lympstone many times as they progress through their career. From the

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A Royal Navy rating’s initial training is physically and mentally challenging, with a focus on teamwork and individual development A Royal Navy rating’s career begins with 10 weeks of basic training at HMS Raleigh, During these action-packed and challenging 10 weeks, the teams complete targeted training, which enables them to develop the Royal Navy’s core values of commitment, courage, discipline, respect, integrity and loyalty. Ratings learn some basic skills, such as self discipline, teamwork and overcoming problems. In addition, they

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Training for a career as a Royal Navy officer, you will gain military and maritime skills as well as spending time at sea learning how warships operate All Royal Navy officers begin their career at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth. They spend 30 training weeks here, with the course split into two distinct phases: militarisation and marinisation. You can be sure your mind and body will be put to the test. There will be academic studies and exams

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What does skiing in Austria have to do with being a HR specialist for the Adjutant General’s Corps?   With an Army apprenticeship, you can go anywhere. That’s why we were Rich’s first choice when he left university and decided to become a professional in business administration. Not only does he get to travel for work, he also has access to Adventurous Training opportunities, like learning to ski, scuba dive or parachute.   “Not long after completing my apprenticeship, I

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Harriet’s apprenticeship in the British Army took her from engineering novice to trained vehicle mechanic–so where could yours take you?   Are you craving a new adventure? Not sure what to do next? You’re not alone. When Harriet finished her studies, she realised she wanted to make a fresh start.   “I wanted to do something completely different—but I had no technical background at all.” That’s why, when you join the Army as an apprentice, we make sure you start

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SAC Chloe Owen is an intelligence analyst currently serving on 3(F) Squadron at RAF Coningsby. She was among the winners at the 2020 RAF National Apprenticeship Awards   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? I only left education with GCSEs due to an indecisive mind on the career I wanted to pursue. When I found out that the trade I wanted to pursue in the RAF was offered as an apprenticeship,

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Jaz is an air and ground steward with the RAF “I joined the RAF at 17, and by 21 I have been to over 20 countries, including Barbados, Canada, America, the Middle East, Cyprus, Africa and Jamaica. Outside of work, I have gained several qualifications, including an FA coaching qualification, which I use to coach football in the local community.” “Having achieved a level 3 cabin crew apprenticeship diploma, I have enhanced my education by enrolling in courses and gaining

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Steve is an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) for the RAF “I joined the RAF in May 2017 as an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) and currently work in the air traffic control tower at the RAF College at Cranwell. I work alongside the air operations controllers, with responsibilities including keeping track of all air systems flying in the visual circuit, while making sure that flight safety is being obeyed. I feel I make a huge

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