Until the point that the day you join the British Army, you’re in charge of ensuring that your visa is substantial and you’re in Britain lawfully. In the event that your visa terminates, you may need to pay for yourself to return to Kenya to apply for another visa, before continuing with your application.
I’M A BRITISH CITIZEN
Being a British Citizen, British Subject under the Nationality Act 1981 or British Protected Person, you’re able to apply to join the Army.
I’M AN IRISH CITIZEN
Being an Irish Citizen, you can apply to join the British regular Army. If you’re aspiring to join the Army Reserve, you need to be already living in the UK.
I’M FROM THE COMMONWEALTH
If you have stayed in the UK for 5 years, and meet the residency rules, you can apply. Each year, we also offer limited opportunities for applicants who don’t meet these rules. These will be advertised.
I’M A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER
Unfortunately, you’re not able to join the British Army.
To join as a trooper you should be no less than 15 years and 7 months before you apply. In case you’re under 18, you’ll additionally require parental agree to join.
To enrol to the British army as an officer you must:
- Be aged between 18 and 29
- Higher age boundaries apply for specialists, e.g. Doctors
- Over 30 years are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us on 0345 600 8080 to discuss your options
- To enter Welbeck, you must be between the ages of 15 years six months and 17 years and six months
- Scholarship applicants must be under 18 on 1 August in the year of the award
To join the British Army, you should be super fit. You will experience a wellness test which must be passed keeping in mind the end goal to be conceded. In case you’re hoping to join as a fighter, you’ll experience a scope of quality and stamina tests, and also a run. These incorporate conveying a Jerry can, a static lift and a 1.5 mile run. The weight, separation and speed you have to meet changes from part to part.
Tests you should pass on the off chance that you are applying to join the British Army as an Officer.
There are four tests you’ll have to take amid officer choice and the pre-passage tests.
1. Beep test:
Here, you will keep running between two lines, 20m separated in time with a beep. The beeps get relentlessly quicker. Your score depends on the point where you can never again keep up.
You should have the capacity to perform 50 of every two minutes.
Guys 44 out of two minutes
Females: 21 out of two minutes
4. 1.5 mile run
Guys 10 min 30 sec
Females 12 min 45 sec
It’s great to take note of that after appraisal you have to stay in shape, with the goal that you will be in an awesome shape when preparing begins. Being in the Army is physically requesting, and you have to prepare your body for this by remaining fit while you sit tight for your begin date.
Being in the armed force can be intense both physically and rationally, with respect to this, you will complete a medicinal test amid the evaluation to ensure that you’ve not got any fundamental medical issues. The following is a snappy manual for the fundamental conditions that can prevent you from joining the British Army.
Endless stomach infections like Crohn’s ailment or ulcerative colitis.
Kidney issue, for example, polycystic kidney infection or kidney stones.
Gift of a kidney inside the most recent two years.
Kidney infection inside the most recent two years.
Spinal surgery (counting inner obsession or combination).
Repetitive lower back agony.
Sickle Cell illness.
Being a transporter of hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Previous history of leukemia or threatening lymphoma. Must be malady, treatment and survey free for a long time.
Bone or joint issues:
Meniscectomy (knee ligament activity) inside the most recent year.
Lower appendage cracks with inner obsession (metalwork) inside the most recent year.
Loss of an appendage.
Finish loss of a thumb or enormous toe.
Clubfoot (counting past surgery).
Ceaseless joint infections, for example, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic joint inflammation, rheumatoid joint inflammation or gout.
Reiter’s illness inside the most recent five years.
Asthma, solid asthma-like indications or treatment for related diseases inside the most recent four years.
Unending lung infections, for example, emphysema, bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis.
Current piercing of ear drum.
Unending ear infections like cholesteatoma.
Nearness of eardrum ‘grommets’.
Constant eye illnesses like glaucoma, keratoconus and retinitis pigmentosa.
Surgery for a squint inside the most recent a half year
Corneal issues like a corneal unite or intermittent corneal ulcers.
Misfortune or separation of an eye focal point.
Waterfall or waterfall surgery.
Epilepsy or in excess of one seizure or fit after the age of five. Any seizure or fit inside the most recent ten years.
Right now pregnant or had a tyke over the most recent 3 months
Over the top enthusiastic issue.
Liquor or medication reliance.
Post-awful pressure issue (PTSD).
A dynamic skin infection like dermatitis or across the board psoriasis.
Loss of spleen (splenectomy).
Having gotten transplanted organs.
Extreme unfavorably susceptible responses or hypersensitivity requiring adrenaline infusion.
Extreme nut sensitivity
Flow issues, for example, Raynaud’s marvel
Infections requiring long haul solution or substitution treatment.
On the off chance that utilized medications previously, it won’t prevent you from joining the British Army, yet after you go along with, you should not abuse drugs. The British Army normally does irregular, obligatory medications testing, and you can hope to be tried while you’re in preparing. On the off chance that you flop any of the tests, you’ll most likely be released from the armed force.
To join as a trooper in the British Army, you needn’t bother with any capabilities. Be that as it may, there are a few parts, which might be more specialized, where a few capabilities are required. These points of interest can be found in the part depictions in the part discoverer.
You likewise needn’t bother with a degree to end up an officer in the British Army unless you need to fill in as a Professionally Qualified Officer. They normally search for characteristics as opposed to capabilities amid the enlistment. You can begin preparing to wind up an officer when you leave school at 18. You will have the opportunity to procure a degree while you’re serving – with the additional advantage of winning an incredible compensation in the meantime. You will begin with a yearly compensation of £18,305 (identical to Ksh 2,611,746.38) subsequent to preparing, in addition to annuity.
Everybody commits errors and your criminal records doesn’t need to prevent you from joining the British Army. Simply speak the truth about your previous history amid the enlistment and you are ready. Amid the application, ensure you inform them concerning any progressions to your conditions with regards to offenses. This incorporates sitting tight for a court appearance for a criminal offense.
In the event that your tattoo is hostile, indecent or bigot it will prevent you from joining the British Army. In any case, little tattoos that aren’t hostile in any capacity are not regularly an issue, depending where they are on your body and how unmistakable they are.
Some body piercings will prevent you from joining the British Army i.e Piercings that change the way you look, similar to a 4mm tissue burrow or bigger ones.
Likewise it great to take note of that for wellbeing and security reasons, you should remove all gems previously any physical action in the application procedure. When you have joined the Army, you will be told the principles for wearing body adornments when on and enjoying some downtime.
Once you’ve enlisted your enthusiasm to join the British Army, you will be requested subtle elements including your nationality and age. This will reveal to you the kind of part you can apply for (or on the off chance that you can’t join). You’ll at that point need to apply online here, which will kick you off on your Army travel either as a Regular full time Soldier or as a Part time Reservist (:
Nationalities from all the Commonwealth nations can apply to join the British Army.
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