British Army Job Application

Online Job Application Process

You can get the chance to work at British Army by applying online. Below, you can find the detailed information about the hiring process of British Army which offers entry-level and managerial positions.

There are a range of careers on offer in the REME that allow you to progress through the ranks and gain civilian recognised qualifications. Whether you’re interested in becoming a REME Officer or Soldier, and you need further advice or have any questions then help is at hand.

Apply Online British Army Jobs

You can be a member of British Army family by completing the hiring process which is explained below. In order to finish the application process, you can use the link provided below to access to the online application page where you can find out more about the position for which you want to apply.

Officer careers

Inspire and lead technical excellence by skill and by fighting

Every unit in the British Army needs REME personnel to repair, recover and maintain its vehicles and equipment. We need engineers to command highly skilled and qualified tradesmen in any theatre of operations whether they are repairing Light Guns, recovering Challenger 2 Tanks, maintaining Apache helicopters or supporting the Special Forces.

Are you up to the challenge?


Challenge. Diversity. Professional Recognition.
The Corps plays a vital role on and off the battlefield with soldiers and officers deployed worldwide. Every part of the British Army has a REME detachment within it.
The Corps offers bright and determined men and women with a technical background the opportunity for a diverse, exciting and challenging career.

Professional Engineers

REME Young Officers must have the ability to achieve accredited status with a Professional Engineering Institute (PEI). If they already have a degree they can confirm whether is accredited with the Engineering Council If they have a degree not accredited they need to email RHQ REME ( who will be able to advise further. If the candidate has no degree, then they can be put through an In-Service Degree if they meet the eligibility criteria.
All REME Officer training is accredited by the PEI’s allowing them to achieve Chartered status on reaching the rank of Major. Officers with an interest in aviation can undertake additional training in order to work with Army aircraft. REME is partnered with the Society of Operational Engineers (SOE), Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), Institute of Engineering Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Soldier careers

There are two routes when joining the REME as a regular soldier, this is dependent on your age. You will either take the Standard Entry Soldier route if aged between 17 and 33 years, or join as a Junior Entry Soldier if you are between the ages of 16 and 17 years and five months. The latter enables you to join the Army at 16, giving you a head start in your military career.

Standard entry soldier

Like all soldiers, you will complete 14 weeks basic training to learn the fundamental soldiering skills, and for REME soldiers this is undertaken at Army Training Regiments (ATR). These are located in Pirbright and Winchester for senior entry and Harrogate for junior entry. This will teach you basic soldiering skills such as drill, weapons handling, fieldcraft, first aid and map reading.

You will also work on physical fitness and personal development. Following this, having selected the trade you wish to pursue, you will go to one or REME’s engineering schools where you will become a REME craftsman and learn your trade. Training can last up to two years depending upon your chosen job role, following this you will be posted to a unit in the field Army.

Junior entry soldier

You will attend a 23-week course (including three weeks holiday) at the Army Foundation College (AFC) in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This will include a period of basic military training where you will learn skills such as weapons training, drill and fieldcraft. You will also receive excellent leadership and initiative training and have the opportunity to go on adventurous training activities.

As part of the ‘Technical Stream’, you will complete a Common Foundation module of training which, as well as being a part of the Foundation Modern Apprenticeship (FMA) in Engineering (completed at Phase 2) will also be in preparation for your specialist trade training.

Entry Qualifications: Grade A-C in at least English language, Mathematics and a Science are required for all technician trades. Grade A-D for English language, Mathematics and a Science are required for all other trades except Technical Support Specialist which does not require a Science. You will also have to sit the Army Technical Selection Test which is a mathematical test.

Where you learn your trade

On completion of your course at AFC you will move on to trade training (Phase 2 training) at REME’s specialist school in Lyneham, Wiltshire and become a REME Craftsman.The duration of this training course depends on which trade you choose. At the end of trade training you will be posted to your first unit in the field Army.
As well as your initial trade training, you will attend courses throughout your career to update knowledge and skills and gain further qualifications such as City and Guilds and BTECs. These qualifications are all transferable to civilian employment and highly sought after.

Aircraft Technician

Repair and maintain the airframes, engines and mechanical systems (including hydraulics and flying controls) of Army aircraft

Avionics Technician

Repair and maintain the electronics systems (including radar, instruments navigation and weapons) of Army aircraft

Electronics Technician

Repair and maintain the electronics of all Army equipment from main battle tanks and missiles to robots and medical equipment

Vehicle Mechanic

Repair and maintain all Army mechanical equipment from quad bikes to truck and main battle tanks

Recovery Mechanic

When vehicles are blown up, broken down or overturned, use your engineering knowledge to extract them to a safe location for repairs


Become a welding and fabrication expert capable of working with all metals and techniques to repair the Army’s equipment


Inspect, repair and maintain all Army weapons from pistols to artillery and Apache chain guns

Technical Support Specialist

Ensure that the REME has the right tools, resources and military skills to function in barracks and on operations

British Army Application Form/PDF

You can check whether there is printable application form available for British Army and you can download it if there is one. You can either submit the application form in person or you can send it via email.

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  1. I am 20 years of age and i would like to apply for the british army

    i have always been intersted in the army and i think the British army is the best place for me to join

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