Can women do the same roles as men in the Army?
Women can join the Army in 70 per cent of jobs. However women can't take front line combat roles. This means that Household Cavalry, Royal Armoured Corps and Infantry are only open to men. Women have the same pay, opportunities for travel, promotion and training as men in the Army.
Do women deploy on operations
Yes, everyone who joins the Army is a soldier first, and will be expected to deploy if required.
Do men and women train to the same level?
It is essential that all serving soldiers are trained to the same level. Women are expected to meet the same standards as their male counterparts. However, when it comes to fitness tests, there are slightly different targets to meet.
What if I want to get married or have children?
If you are married, you will be entitled to move into a family quarter. You will usually be offered this before your big day.
If you decide to start a family, you do not need to leave the Army. We offer a good maternity package to help support you when your baby is born.
Where do I sleep?
At an initial training centre you may have your own room or sleep in a dormitory with other girls. After training it is usual for you to have your own room. Women have separate accommodation blocks, where they wash and sleep, but all other aspects of Army life, including eating and training, will be alongside men.
Will I need to change how I look?
When you are in uniform, you may wear a pair of stud earrings, but be prepared to take them out when necessary. Hair needs to be a natural colour, and if it is long enough to tie back, must be in a bun.