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Once a Guardsman, always a Guardsman

All of our soldiers in the Welsh Guards are proud of being Guardsmen and of our Welsh heritage. All of us, from the most junior soldier to the most senior officer, consider ourselves Guardsmen first and foremost. Enlist now and become a proud Guardsman.

A job or career?

Being a Guardsman is far more than a job, it's a career. In fact once you enlist into the family Regiment you become one of us, it becomes your life. We are one family and one Regiment, very proud of our past, present and look forward to our future.

As a Guardsman you can expect to be in the thick of it most of the time dealing with the most demanding situations in any part of the world on a variety of missions from peace keeping to war fighting including humanitarian aid operations.

What's on offer?

  • Comprehensive Rates of Pay
  • Six weeks holiday plus bank holidays per year
  • Challenge and Adventure
  • Excellent Training
  • Good prospects
  • Pension and free medical and dental care

Specialist Jobs

  • Rifleman
  • Mortarman
  • Sniper
  • Reconnaissance
  • Communications Specialist
  • Assault Pioneer
  • Anti-Tank Gunner
  • Driver
  • Physical Training Instructor
  • Machine Gunner
  • Combat Medic
  • Logistical Specialist
  • Drummer
  • Mess Waiter
  • Recruiter

So what do we offer?

What we can offer you is the chance to join Welsh Guards and serve alongside fellow Welshman (90% of Welsh Guardsman are Welsh, coming from both North and South Wales). We will look after you as you enlist (our Regimental Support Team and Recruiters) and in training (you will be trained by Guards Instructors, including Welsh Guardsmen).

Your family will be able to visit you during training during a Family's Day in Catterick and for your passing out parade once you have successfully passed the course. During these visits you will be able to meet members of the Battalion who will be able to tell you about life in the Battalion.

Travel opportunities

The travelling opportunities that we offer are outstanding. Don't miss the opportunity to live an interesting and varied long term career. Just look at what we have done over the past 10 years - exercises in Belize, Canada, Gibraltar, Morocco, Germany and Kenya with six month deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

You will also have the chance to travel all over the world in support of other units and regiments.

Qualifications

As Welsh Guardsmen you will be able to gain a number of qualifications ranging from Category B, C and D driving licenses to Level 4 NVQ in Communications, IT Engineering, Security apprenticeships, NVQ in Public Services, BTEC Diploma in Relief Operations to Level 3 BTEC in Operational Training Development as well as civilian qualifications in recognition of the leadership and management from knowledge and experience you will gain within the Welsh Guards.

Regimental Support Teams (RSTs)

The Welsh Guards has a Regimental Support Team:

RST South is commanded by Sgt Jury in Maindy Barracks, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3YE on Tel No: 02920 781268.

The team delivers an up-to-date presentation on life in the Army, the Infantry and the Welsh Guards. It has a wealth of operational experience in various theatres as well as day-to-day life in a Regular Infantry Battalion. Following each presentation, the team is open for a question and answer period.

The team also support the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Treorchy Comprehensive School as well as all Army Cadet Forces (ACF) in Wales on their various camps and on training nights when required.

The RST also assists various charities like Children in Need, Tenevous Cancer Research and LATCH which is a voluntary organisation set up support the special requirements of the children's oncology centre in Wales which is based at the Children's Hospital for Wales to help affected families and promote research in childhood cancer.

Insight courses

The RST also provide insight courses in Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright over a three day weekend period starting on a Friday through to a Sunday to contacts or applicants who have shown an interest in joining the Welsh Guards

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