The British Army Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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The British Army Chief of the General Staff Nicholas Patrick Carter (no image)
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266 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job security, CPB, opportunities to travel(in 75 reviews)

  • "Adventure training is my favourite(in 64 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Time away at least convenient moments(in 100 reviews)

  • "Working away from home for extended periods(in 85 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good

      21 Apr 2021 - Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tip top from the tip

      Cons

      Away from family and friends

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Gleaming

      12 May 2021 - Captain, British Army in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The soldiers - and the sheer camaraderie working with them

      Cons

      The remuneration is poor compared to the private sector and what is asked of you

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very Good

      12 May 2021 - Systems Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team ethics, professional organisation.

      Cons

      Lack of planning. May need to work unexpected days or hours.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Experience

      12 May 2021 - Junior Soldier in Harrogate, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fitness, Life Experience and Discipline

      Cons

      Away from home most of the year

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      none

      10 May 2021 - Soldier in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      stable, growth, interesting, unique, travel

      Cons

      institutionalised, poor wages, poor prospects, behind with tech and knowledge

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Get a trade first

      12 May 2021 - Soldier in Aldershot, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Travel is good, the pay you get whilst being overseas can be good also, cheap housing, life long friends, good laugh

      Cons

      Work life balance Overlooked for promotion Always trying to tick diversity boxes Drinking culture has gone and completely ruined the social aspect for soldiers

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great opportunity to learn and lead teams

      7 May 2021 - Captain 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lead teams early in your career, solve problems

      Cons

      Management sometimes blind to obvious issues. Accommodation not always up to scratch

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good trade and future career opportunities

      5 May 2021 - Communication Specialist in North Tidworth, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Military courses available which can be transferred into civilian qualifications as well as civilian recognised qualification opportunities.

      Cons

      No Cons. Great opportunities to get away and travel the world.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fine

      9 May 2021 - Security Officer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good choice of career skills

      Cons

      Spending a lot of time away

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      6 May 2021 - Avionics Systems Engineer in Ipswich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, great training, seeing the world if that's what you're in to.

      Cons

      Being sent away, messed around a lot, doesn't always make sense

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