You can join the Pathfinders from any unit in the Army. You need to complete the pre-parachute selection course and a parachute jump course. This qualifies you to wear the famous para wings and beret. You also need to meet the Pathfinders’ entry requirements. It’s a physically and mentally tough process but the reward is an exciting, hands-on role.
Skills you can learn
Pathfinders work in small, highly independent teams. This means learning how to make decisions under pressure and work closely with other soldiers, who each bring something different to the team. Pathfinder training develops the soldiering skills you learned when you first joined the Army, and you also learn a range of different parachuting techniques.