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Armed Forces Careers

Armed Forces Careers Office

Your local Armed Forces Careers Office has moved to Clipper House, Quay Parade, Swansea City Centre.

If you’re not sure if you’re right for the Army or if the Army is right for you, just drop by. There’s no need to make an appointment, it’s not an interview and there’s no obligation to apply. We’re here to answer your questions and help you figure things out.

Visit the army careers website

Alternatively call: 01792 482471

On Wednesday 8 November, Welsh rugby captain Alun Wyn Jones officially opened the new Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO) by unveiling the tri-service plaque.

The new careers office will create a permanent high street presence for the Army, where local people can speak to careers advisers about what they can expect from life in the Army and the opportunities available.

At the event, potential recruits and visitors to the careers office had the opportunity to meet Alun Wyn Jones, and to try the Army’s adventure training parachute jump from the safety of virtual reality headsets, and they even met Llewellyn, the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh goat, in full ceremonial dress!!

A role in the Army enables people to support humanitarian crises (e.g. Hurricane Irma), take part in adventure training and travel the world, and accomplish worthwhile things that would be unachievable on their own.

The Army’s recruiting campaign ‘This is Belonging’ calls on people to take their ambitions to do more for good causes to the next level and sign up for adventure and travel opportunities to achieve worthwhile things that are unthinkable on your own.

The British Army has supported humanitarian missions in many countries, such as the current support being provided to those affected by Hurricane Irma, and regularly supports the UK by providing emergency response assistance, for example by helping victims of flooding.

Did you know, with a career in the Army:

To find out further information about joining the Army Reserves or Regular Army visit your local Army Careers Centre, where one of our careers advisers will be happy to answer any questions about joining, either as a Reservist or Regular Solider.

  • You receive an annual salary of £31,232 after training plus pension as an Officer (available to those after completing their A Levels as Direct Entry or as a graduate) and £18,488 after training plus pension as a soldier.
  • You receive 30 days annual holiday on top of all the usual bank holidays, and extra time off in lieu of operations.
  • You have opportunities to travel overseas for operations, adventurous training, sport and peacekeeping from training in Kenya to supporting the UN in Cyprus or from sky-diving in Florida to mountaineering in the Himalayas.
  • You have access to free gym and sports facilities, with world class fitness and nutritional advice.
  • You gain skills and qualifications that are transferable to life after the Army.
  • Any medical procedures or dental work that you require is paid for by the Army and is carried out by fully qualified Army personnel or private practices where necessary.
  • You have a clear promotion structure to follow. Each successive rank brings extra responsibilities, duties and respect, and an increase in pay.
  • As a soldier you will be
    • trained as an apprentice with a choice of 40 different schemes, from engineering to animal care.
    • offered over 500 different qualifications, from GCSE to degrees, including all kinds of professional and practical qualifications in areas such as chartered engineering and accountancy that will build up your CV.
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