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The Army apprenticeship scheme is planned to fit around your military training and will be relevant to your role in the Army. With the opportunity to develop your English and Maths skills as well as working on a trade qualification, the army has an endless amount of opportunities for those looking for an environment with an abundance of camaraderie. When you leave the army, the qualifications you gain are recognised and commended by employers to allow you to continue onto your next steps in the world of work.

There are many types of apprenticeships available in the army, and the type you do will depend on your chosen role. These can include the following:

  • Public services and health

  • Engineering

  • Telecommunications

  • Animal Care

  • IT

  • Logistics

  • Construction

  • Business Administration

There are various apprenticeship levels and the 3 that you could undertake are:

Level 2

Military trade training forms the main part of this level. You also complete a range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy), and get a technical certificate. You will earn an NVQ Level 2 – equivalent to five good GCSE passes.

Level 3

Advanced apprenticeship- available for those in technical trades. You earn an NVQ Level 3 - equivalent to two A-level passes through this course.

Level 4

Higher apprenticeship - You could work in real-time operations, countering real threats to national security, earning a Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations whilst doing so.

Beyond these apprenticeship levels, you are also able to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications such as a full bachelors degree and a masters degree. You can also access support to gain civilian qualifications such as Chartered Engineer status if this is your chosen field of study. Most of these opportunities are paid for by the Army themselves meaning less debt for you alongside nationally recognised qualifications.

For more information on careers within the Army or details of your local AFCO, see here.

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