Whether you join as an officer or a soldier you’ll have a number of interviews with an Army Careers Adviser as part of the selection process. The aim of these is for the Army to find out more about you – and to help you to find out more about the Army. Your interviewer will help you decide if Army life is right for you, and which Army job would suit you best.
What to expect at the interviewsYour first chance to find out about the Army from a serving soldier will probably be on your first visit to a recruiting office. Don’t be nervous – this is where everyone starts out, including the soldiers you’ll talk to. They’ll do their best to answer your questions until you feel ready for the next stage. In your first formal interview you’ll be asked about your achievements, interests and fitness, and why you want to join the Army. Be clear, honest and show enthusiasm, but above all be prepared by carrying out some research beforehand. If you want to join as a soldier, part of the interview process will involve completing the BARB, literacy and numeracy tests. Once you're ready for the next stage, a senior recruiter will tell you about the selection process and what you're expected to do.