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BRITISH ARMY - Infantry Soldier - Level 2 Apprenticeship HM Forces Service Person British Army

As an Infantry Soldier, you will specialise in combat tactics, weaponry, fieldcraft and force protection. You’ll take part in all kinds of operations from peacekeeping, to disaster relief to combat. You will be part of a highly skilled team ready to respond to any situation, in any environment in the face of any threat.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,985.00 - £20,400.00

  • Working week

    Depending on the training and operations of your regiment, you could be working 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. You could be working longer hours during training exercises or if deployed on operations. You will often finish early on a Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


Looking for an exciting, varied role? Infantry Soldier is a great choice. You’re part of the Army’s front line team, taking part in all kinds of operations – from peace keeping and disaster relief to military combat. You won’t do this on your own though. You’ll work and train alongside other highly skilled soldiers – who’ll become like family. This team spirit is vital in combat and you will make friends for life. Together, you’ll take on all kinds of challenges worldwide, including Adventurous Training. With the chance to gain further qualifications after your apprenticeship, you will learn and move up the ranks too.

  • As with all other infantry Soldiers, you’ll start on the HM Forces Personnel (sometimes known as Public Services) apprenticeship. You will receive full pay as a soldier: getting qualified is just part of the job
  • During the selection process, you will decide which part of the infantry you wish to join. With bases all over the UK, the infantry includes the Parachute Regiment, and the Guards
  • All roles are now open to women, and joining the infantry is becoming increasingly popular with female applicants
  • Depending on your regiment, you could be working with armoured vehicles and state of the art weapons technology, or even in a ceremonial role guarding the Queen at Buckingham palace

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must have a good basic level of fitness and be able to work well in a group
  • For more information please view the information on the Army Jobs website

Personal qualities

  • We welcome people into the Army from all backgrounds
  • There is no ‘typical’ Infantry Soldier candidate!
  • You don’t need any military experience, just an appetite to get stuck in and get active 
  • Please view all the information on the role page on the Army Jobs website

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required for application.

Future prospects

Promotion to Lance Corporal may follow after about 3 years as a Private. Lance Corporals supervise small teams of up to 4 soldiers.

You'll also have the chance to specialise and go on specialist military training for example as a sniper, combat assault engineer or IT systems engineer. All of these roles can lead to further qualifications.

About the employer

The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.

We offer over 76 different entry level jobs, and in each and every one of these positions are opportunities for gaining skills and qualifications. No matter what your background or experience, you can find where you belong in the British Army.

We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t know you had, and you’ll feel the benefits not just for your Army career but wherever your career leads afterwards.

  • Over 40 different apprenticeship schemes
  • World-class training
  • Opportunities to gain qualifications as your career progresses, including degree level qualifications
  • A highly competitive benefits package
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and freedom to follow to your religion
  • Women have access to the same challenges, pay and promotions as men
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Outstanding sporting and adventurous training opportunities
  • 38 days paid leave per year
  • Subsidised food and accommodation


British Army


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BRITISH ARMY


0345 600 8080

Level 2 HM Forces serviceperson (public services) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • You start with a Combat Infantry Course (28 weeks) at The Infantry Training Centre Catterick (ITC(C)). Here, you do your basic training and your Infantry training (Phase 1 & 2)
  • You’ll learn essential skills such as survival, first aid and map reading while building stamina and fitness
  • If you’re aged under 17 years and 5 months, you’ll do your basic training at the Army Foundation College Harrogate for 49 weeks. You’ll then go to ITC(C) to complete your Infantry training over 10 weeks. When you finish, you’ll get your B or C category driving licence before joining your regiment
  • You’ll finish your apprenticeship whilst working with your regiment
  • If you have not got English and/or maths GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent), you will be given additional support and training to achieve Functional Skills levels 1 & 2 in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

HM forces serviceperson (public services)

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Register and then start an online application to be a Soldier (regular full-time) entry. As you progress through the application process, you will decide on the job role you wish to apply for with advice from your recruiter.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Dec 2021