Updated: Sep 28, 2019
• Get a taste for life in the Army by speaking to career advisors and serving soldiers at events happening across Leicestershire next week• Experience what it’s like to be in the British Army using virtual reality technology
• Beat the Army Chefs omelette challenge, and test your speed and agility with our Army Batak machine and climbing wall
• Friday 27 September – Gateway College – 9-3pm
• Saturday 28 September - Jubilee Square 9-4pm
British Army recruitment events are taking place across colleges in Leicestershire and in the city centre next week (Monday 23 to Saturday 28 September) to help students and locals find out more about what a career in the British Army is like.
Local soldiers and career advisors will be available to answer any questions about the breadth of roles available in the Army as a Regular or Reservist as well as share information about what it’s like to be in the Army.
In addition to careers advisors from Leicester Armed Forces Career Office, serving soldiers from The Medical Corps, The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), The Royal Artillery Corps, The Royal Anglian Regiment, The Royal Yeomanry, The Coldstream Guards,
The AdjutantGeneral Corps and The Royal Signals. They will be available throughout the events to speak to students at the colleges and visitors in the city centre.
The events will showcase a wide range of the latest Army kit and equipment, including virtual reality technology so that visitors can experience jumping out of a plane or driving a Challenger 2 tank.
Visitors can test their speed and agility on the Army Batak machineand take on the Army Chefs omelette challenge (how fast can you cook an omelette?). Army PTIs will be on site at the colleges to run Army Command Tasks and other physical activities. The RLC’s EOD are bringing their Dragon Runner which is a military robot built for urban combat.
Stuart Jackson, Lead Recruiter for Leicester Armed Forces Careers Office, said: “We’re looking forward to running multiple events across Leicestershire next week and speaking to students at the colleges and locals at the city centre event about what opportunities are available in the British Army and what Army life is like.
We’d welcome anyone interested in finding out about the breadth of roles available in the Army – as a Regular or Reservist – to come and speak to our career advisors and put their questions to serving soldiers.”
Staff Sgt Susan Jarvis, Adjutant General Corps, (SPS) said: “We want students to come and interact with our displays on campus to find out how they can challenge themselves with an exciting career in the British Army.”
“Students can have the opportunity to meet soldiers and ask any questions they have about Army life and a career in the Army. We’re recruiting for lots of different types of jobs from Leicestershire, including everything from drivers to engineers, to chefs and infantry soldiers.”
The British Army supports people in achieving their personal and professional goals, whether it’s conquering a pull up or taking on a leadership role.
The Army is recruiting and there is a breadth of roles and opportunities available in both the Regular Army and Army Reserve, from helicopter pilot to nurse, from engineer to IT specialist. You can go sky diving or skiing abroad as part of adventure training and gain further qualifications such as an apprenticeship or a degree.
As part of life in the British Army, lifelong friendship bonds are formed and incredible challenges are overcome to achieve worthwhile results, for example saving lives by providing assistance on humanitarian or peacekeeping missions at home or abroad.
Did you know, with a career in the Army:
- You receive an annual salary of £20,000 after training (over £15,000 during training) plus pension as a Soldier and over £31,000 after training plus pension as an Officer (available to those after completing their A Levels or later as a graduate).
You receive 30 days annual holiday on top of all the usual bank holidays, and extra time off when you deploy on operations.
You have opportunities to travel overseas for operations, adventurous training, sport and peacekeeping from training in Kenya to supporting the UN in Cyprus or from sky-diving in Florida to mountaineering in the Himalayas.
You have access to free gym and sports facilities, with world class fitness and nutritional advice.
You gain skills and qualifications that are transferable to life after the Army.
Any medical procedures or dental work that you require is paid for by the Army and is carried out by fully qualified Army personnel or private practices where necessary.
You have a clear promotion structure to follow. Each successive rank brings extra responsibilities, duties and respect, and an increase in pay.- As a Soldier you will be o trained as an apprentice, relating to your role, with a choice of 40 different schemes, from engineering to animal care.o offered over 500 different qualifications, from GCSE to degrees, including all kinds of professional and practical qualifications in areas such as chartered engineering and accountancy that will build up your CV.
To find out further information about joining the Army Reserves or Regular Army visit your local Army Careers Centre, where one of our careers advisors will be happy to answer any questions about joining or search ‘Army Jobs’: http://www.apply.army.mod.uk