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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

Life as a soldier can be more demanding than most jobs. That’s why the Army gives you more paid leave than many other employers. Go on operations, and you’ll earn even more days off. The Army also helps you make the most of your time off, with plenty of chances to travel and take part in adventure sports.

TIME OFF

When you're off duty, there's plenty of time and opportunity to relax with your mates, play sports, go out shopping or visit your family.

SPORTS & ADVENTURE TRAINING

Sports and Adventure training play a vital part of Army life. Whether you want to pursue team or individual events, the Army will provide assistance.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME OFF

The Regular Army offers 38 days of paid leave each year – this is much more than many civilian employers and reflects the fact that you might have to work on some Bank Holidays. When you’re on operations you’ll be flown back to the UK for two weeks’ leave mid-tour, and get more leave when your tour ends. None of this comes from your annual allowance. The Army also has very good maternity and paternity leave arrangements.

Sport is a big part of Army life and there’s a wide range of individual and team sports you can take part in. You’ll get the chance to try some adventure sports too. The Army has training bases in Kenya, Cyprus, Belize and Canada, where your adventurous training might include kayaking, sailing, climbing, scuba diving and trekking.

LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE ARMY

If you want to improve your skills or fill in gaps in your education, the Army offers all its soldiers the chance to earn anything from GCSEs to degrees.

Army education

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