British Army Apprenticeships Watch

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Hi Everyone,

I thought that I would give you the low down on Apprenticeships in the British Army!

The Army has the largest apprenticeship programme in the country, with about 95 per cent of new soldiers taking part and over 5,000 completing their apprenticeship training each year. Army apprenticeships are part of a nationally recognised scheme, giving soldiers the chance to work for an employer at the same time as studying for a relevant, work-based qualification.


Each apprenticeship fits in with military training and is closely related to a soldier’s Army role, so as well as becoming a better soldier, they are working towards a qualification that will be valued by civilian employers. Apprenticeships in the Army are delivered on full pay which is great!!


There are two apprenticeship levels:


Apprenticeship Level 2:
Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
Military trade training forms the core of this level. A range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy) are completed, and a technical certificate is gained. By the end of the apprenticeship, soldiers are skilled Army tradesman, and are rewarded with an NVQ Level 2.


Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3:
Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to two A-level passes.
These apprenticeships apply to the Army’s technical trades. Advanced apprentices gain the relevant technical certificates through their trade training as well as an NVQ Level 3 and key skills. To qualify for an advanced apprenticeship, five GCSEs at grade C or above are required. Alternatively, a Level 2 Army apprenticeship is acceptable.


An Army apprenticeship is only the start. Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters degrees.


Apprenticeship subjects:
The aim of apprenticeships is to provide training that is closely linked to a job, so the apprenticeships offered reflect whatever Army role is chosen.

I shall list the apprenticeships in regards to which Corps they relate to:


Army Air Corps:
1. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
2. Diploma in ICT Professional Competence

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers:
3. NVQ Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
4. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
5. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support
6. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Adjutant General's Corps (RMP):
7. Diploma in Policing


Adjutant General's Corps(SPS)
8. Diploma in IT User Skills


Royal Engineers:
9. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
10. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
11. NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
12. NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations
13. NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
14. NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
15. NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
16. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
17. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Skills


Royal Logistics Corps:
18. NVQ Certificate in Port Operations
19. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
20. Certificate in Logistic Operations
21. Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road
22. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
23. Certificate in International Trade and Logistics Operations
24. Certificate in Mail Services
25. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
26. Diploma in Explosives Storage and Maintenance
27. NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
28. Diploma in Customer Service


Royal Artillery:
29. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care and Management
30. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
31. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
32. Certificate in Traffic Office
33. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles


Royal Army Medical Corps:
34. Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support


Infantry:
35. NVQ Diploma in Public Services – Operational Delivery
36. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
37. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
38. Certificate in Providing Security Services


Royal Signals:
39. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
40. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
41. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
42. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Royal Armoured Corps:
43. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care
44. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
45. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
46. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage


Royal Army Veterinary Corp:
47. Diploma in Work-based Animal Care


Apprenticeships are generally started during Army training. If a soldier’s literacy and numeracy skills still need some work, the Army will help them reach the right standard. All they have to do is meet the entry requirements set by their chosen Regiment or Corps.

Hope this gives you more insight into the apprenticeships that you can study with the British Army. Any questions, just ask away!

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Very awesome! Will definitely look into this, thanks.
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Sorry if this is terribly no-brainer, but is this for UK and EU citizens only, or can citizens of Commonwealth countries join as well >< Seeing as we are allowed to vote in the government polls I thought I'd ask.. :s
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Sorry if this is terribly no-brainer, but is this for UK and EU citizens only, or can citizens of Commonwealth countries join as well >< Seeing as we are allowed to vote in the government polls I thought I'd ask.. :s
Hi,
To apply for the Regular Army, you must be either:

• British citizens, British subjects under the Nationality Act, 1981, British Protected Persons or Commonwealth Citizens.

• If you are a citizen of a Commonwealth country, you'll need to have lived in the UK for five years before you start an application to join the Army. You must not have been out of the UK for a continuous period of more than 180 days (six months) during this five year period. A passport is required with validity for 4 years from the date of entering Army service. Your UK Residency status and Passport will be checked at application.

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Hi,
To apply for the Regular Army, you must be either:

• British citizens, British subjects under the Nationality Act, 1981, British Protected Persons or Commonwealth Citizens.

• If you are a citizen of a Commonwealth country, you'll need to have lived in the UK for five years before you start an application to join the Army. You must not have been out of the UK for a continuous period of more than 180 days (six months) during this five year period. A passport is required with validity for 4 years from the date of entering Army service. Your UK Residency status and Passport will be checked at application.

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Ah that's a shame thanks for the reply though!
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Ah that's a shame thanks for the reply though!

Hi Azzy,

There has been a change to the rules for people joining from across the Commonwealth. We now have a selection of Army roles, that you don't need to meet the residency requirements for. Please check out the following link for information on the roles that are available to you: www.army.mod.uk/commonwealth

Please note that you must have a UK sponsor to complete your application form.

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I have one of these apprenticeships and believe me they are not worth the paper they are written on. Do not join the Army just for an NVQ it isn't worth giving up four years of your life and civil liberties.
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Hi, I have recently been in the process to join the Royal Navy, but I failed the medical due to an eye condition 'Browns Syndrome' (slower reaction to look up in my right eye). Would this prevent me from joining the army as well? Not sure whether it would be the same across the board. Thanks
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The army requires you to use your eyes just as much as if not more so than the Navy, I wouldn't hold your breath mate.
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Freddie010 refers to 'four years of your life'; is that the standard length of an apprenticeship in the armed forces? I ask because I want to do an engineering apprenticeship with the Navy, then go to Uni as a Civilian then return to the navy to pursue an officers role. Will that be possible or do you have to stay in the military and get your degree through them? Also are there any shorter Advanced Apprenticeships for if you already have A level qualifications but just want hands on experience and practical qualifications to accompany them?
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Hello , how long does this apprenticeship last for and when it’s finished are you able to leave
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Hi Everyone,

I thought that I would give you the low down on Apprenticeships in the British Army!

The Army has the largest apprenticeship programme in the country, with about 95 per cent of new soldiers taking part and over 5,000 completing their apprenticeship training each year. Army apprenticeships are part of a nationally recognised scheme, giving soldiers the chance to work for an employer at the same time as studying for a relevant, work-based qualification.


Each apprenticeship fits in with military training and is closely related to a soldier’s Army role, so as well as becoming a better soldier, they are working towards a qualification that will be valued by civilian employers. Apprenticeships in the Army are delivered on full pay which is great!!


There are two apprenticeship levels:


Apprenticeship Level 2:
Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
Military trade training forms the core of this level. A range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy) are completed, and a technical certificate is gained. By the end of the apprenticeship, soldiers are skilled Army tradesman, and are rewarded with an NVQ Level 2.


Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3:
Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to two A-level passes.
These apprenticeships apply to the Army’s technical trades. Advanced apprentices gain the relevant technical certificates through their trade training as well as an NVQ Level 3 and key skills. To qualify for an advanced apprenticeship, five GCSEs at grade C or above are required. Alternatively, a Level 2 Army apprenticeship is acceptable.


An Army apprenticeship is only the start. Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters degrees.


Apprenticeship subjects:
The aim of apprenticeships is to provide training that is closely linked to a job, so the apprenticeships offered reflect whatever Army role is chosen.

I shall list the apprenticeships in regards to which Corps they relate to:


Army Air Corps:
1. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
2. Diploma in ICT Professional Competence

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers:
3. NVQ Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
4. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
5. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support
6. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Adjutant General's Corps (RMP):
7. Diploma in Policing


Adjutant General's Corps(SPS)
8. Diploma in IT User Skills


Royal Engineers:
9. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
10. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
11. NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
12. NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations
13. NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
14. NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
15. NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
16. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
17. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Skills


Royal Logistics Corps:
18. NVQ Certificate in Port Operations
19. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
20. Certificate in Logistic Operations
21. Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road
22. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
23. Certificate in International Trade and Logistics Operations
24. Certificate in Mail Services
25. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
26. Diploma in Explosives Storage and Maintenance
27. NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
28. Diploma in Customer Service


Royal Artillery:
29. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care and Management
30. Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground
31. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
32. Certificate in Traffic Office
33. Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles


Royal Army Medical Corps:
34. Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support


Infantry:
35. NVQ Diploma in Public Services – Operational Delivery
36. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
37. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
38. Certificate in Providing Security Services


Royal Signals:
39. NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
40. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
41. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
42. Certificate in Logistic Operations


Royal Armoured Corps:
43. Diploma in Work-based Horse Care
44. NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
45. Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
46. Certificate in Warehousing and Storage


Royal Army Veterinary Corp:
47. Diploma in Work-based Animal Care


Apprenticeships are generally started during Army training. If a soldier’s literacy and numeracy skills still need some work, the Army will help them reach the right standard. All they have to do is meet the entry requirements set by their chosen Regiment or Corps.

Hope this gives you more insight into the apprenticeships that you can study with the British Army. Any questions, just ask away!

ArmyJobs
Do you need GCSEs or A levels for all of the apprenticeships and do you have any in the South West?
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Would I still get to train as a soldier if I do an army apprenticeship?
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Would I still get to train as a soldier if I do an army apprenticeship?
Yes, you're always a soldier first
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