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Join as an officer


To be successful officer in the Parachute Regiment you must not only uphold the core values and standards of the British Army, but also develop a level of professionalism which gains you the respect of the soldiers under your command. As a leader in the Regiment; you must have the intellectual capacity to plan operations under pressure and have the robust mental and physical capacity to see them through to a successful conclusion, very often in adverse conditions. You should inspire confidence, whilst avoiding arrogance, and set yourself and your subordinates the exacting requirement needed to be the best.

As an officer in the Parachute Regiment you are expected to behave in a professional manner at all times, with the highest standards. Everyone in the Army should aspire to the six core values and standards of the British Army:

  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Discipline
  • Respect for others
  • Selfless commitment

but above those we expect you to be tenacious in spirit, mentally and physically more robust than your counterparts, to be humble when necessary and to care for your soldiers.

As a leader your particular style will grow with experience and guidance from those you aspire to model yourself on. Leadership is not easy, you will make mistakes but that is part of the process. Being an officer in the Regiment is highly competitive; we have many talented people which you could be part of, we ask that our officers and soldiers always strive to do their best and they always do.

Our success on operations and our reputation as a formidable force is testament to this fact.

You can GET IN TOUCH by using the contact number in the right hand panel. GIVE us a call and we’ll be happy to start you on the application process. Don’t be put off if you get the answer phone. Leave us a brief message include; your Name and that you’re interested in joining 4 PARA as an Officer and a contact number. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

NB. It’s advisable to read all the information under the ‘Recruit Information’ Tab in the left hand side menu as well as using the link to Officer training in the right hand panel before you contact us. It outlines the criteria for Officers and the application process.

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