People are the Army
What makes the British Army? It’s not the weaponry or the vehicles – it’s the people. Our vision is a competitive, adaptable and inclusive Army imbued with a warrior spirit and an unwavering will to win; where people feel they belong; where their talent is nurtured, where health is positively promoted, and opportunity maximised.
A career in the Armed Forces is career like no other – but it also comes with a unique set of challenges that are unlike anything you’ll find on ‘Civvy Street’. We recognise the sacrifices our people make, together with the support of their families, and in return, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re looked after throughout your Army career and beyond.
In this section, you can find information on family life, housing, finance and more.
Considering an Army career? Or maybe you’re a recent joiner or family member? Whatever your circumstances, a new life in the Armed Forces – whether for yourself or a loved one – can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve put together a bundle of resources to help make your transition into Service life as smooth as possible.
Visit this section to explore training, physical employment standards, welfare support and more.
In the Army, your training starts from day one – and it continues until the day you leave. Our training and development techniques have been honed over decades to help our people operate at peak performance, not just physically, but mentally too. It’s this relentless pursuit of perfection that makes the British Army the best in the world.
Want more information about physical testing, mental resilience and staying in shape? You can find it all here.
A career in the British Army isn’t just a job – it’s a lifestyle. And with that lifestyle comes a unique set of challenges that most people will never face. We know that happy soldiers are effective soldiers, and that’s why we want to help all of our people to live well, whatever their circumstances.
In this section, you can find help and advice on matters specific to the Army (such as physical training and overseas support), as well as the trials and tribulations of everyday life – things like housing, pregnancy and maternity, and managing stress.
Whether you’re brushing up on your jungle warfare skills in Belize or protecting elephants from poachers in Malawi, the British Army is a workplace like no other – and extraordinary work requires extraordinary people. That’s why we’re here to give you all the help and support you need to excel.
Visit this section for guidance on physical training, learning and development, flexible working and more.
You’ve served your country, travelled the world, and made friends for life along the way. So what happens now? In this section, you can find out everything you need to know about leaving the British Army, including veterans’ services, NHS support, and ongoing mental health and wellbeing.
No matter the length of your service, you’ll always be a part of the British Army family.