Anyone residing within a commonwealth nation can now apply for specialist roles within the British Army thanks to recent changes made by the government of the United Kingdom.
The various specialist roles open include Medical Technician, Logistic Supply Specialist, Chef, Vehicle Mechanic, Metalsmith and Gunner Logistics Specialist.
“We are delighted that key roles have been opened up to people from across the Commonwealth who are non-resident in the UK. The service given by soldiers from Commonwealth countries helps the Armed Forces to defend the UK at home and abroad, and we look forward to welcoming more Commonwealth recruits following the introduction of the new regulations,” said Gen. Chris Tickell, General Officer Commanding, Army Recruiting and Training Division.
Under previous laws, Commonwealth nationals could be a part of the British Army only if they had lived in the UK for five years.
British Army soldiers are offered more than 500 different qualifications that include a number of professional and practical qualifications and degrees. Annual salary starts at £18,305 after training, plus pension. In addition, soldiers receive six weeks of paid leave, bank holidays, and access to free sports facilities.
For more information visit the British Army’s website.
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