Women in the Army

The Army is a great career choice for women. You can now apply for any role and enjoy an exciting lifestyle in a supportive environment, with equal opportunities for advancement.

Benefit from career equality acrosstheService

Today's Army is a modern and forward-thinking organisation. We recognise that all personnel have an equal right to training and opportunities for advancement; and that the desire to raise a family should not impede career development. We offer flexible employment arrangements including part-time work and extended leave to accommodate changes in circumstances.

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Enjoy an exciting and well-balancedlifestyle

Thousands of Army women love the work/life balance. Most Army jobs have regular hours, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to get away, relax, socialise, and spend time with your family.


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Build friendships through shared experiences

You and your Army friends will have access to extensive sports, fitness and leisure facilities on base. Through your work you'll meet a wide range of people and share some amazing and unique experiences.

Whatever you love doing, find the perfect career in the Army

Women of all backgrounds enjoy rewarding careers in the Army, across a broad range of trades and professions. We believe the opportunities you are offered should be based on attributes and potential, regardless of gender.

Be paid to stay fit

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Exercise will form part of your daily work routine in the Army, and we'll help you get fit and stay fit.

How fit do you need to be to join?

Before you can join the Army you'll have to take a Pre-entry Fitness Assessment (PFA) requiring you to complete:

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Most applicants find that becoming fit enough for the test is easily achievable. Our new ADF Active app helps you assess your current fitness, then provides a personalised program designed to guide you to the required PFA level before the date of your assessment.


Getting Started