Royal Engineer (Former Employee) – hm forces – 5 September 2018
once into regiment became a bit more relaxed to an extent. if you like to follow structure then its the job for you. when on tours its hard work so if youre a grafter and dont mind getting your hands dirty then yet again a job for you
oppurtunity to save a good amount of money. freindships
Light Infantryman/ Team Leader/ Instructor (Former Employee) – Worldwide – 5 September 2018
Working for the HM Forces was without the best time of my life, their is plenty of promotional prospects and the Forces want you to better yourself throughout the whole career. If you dont mind a bit of hard work with plenty of downtime whilst also travelling around the world then this is the ideal role.
Granted some of the places are not so great but that is where you and your workmates come into things. everyone is a team player and has each others back. The wage is also good, increasing twice a year alongside inflation.
Training Quality Control Consultant (Former Employee) – Dorset – 3 September 2018
A typical day starts early with one of the weekly physical training sessions, followed by shower change then breakfast. dependant on what job stage of career your at there will be daily maintenance or accounting tasks carried out as a group, generally with much joviality. Teaching you that engagement and understanding with clear and precise conversation, gets tasks done with ease and speed. This gives it a great workplace environment, and a super sense of humor and belonging.
Aircraft Engineer (Avionics) - Shadow R1 King Air (Current Employee) – Waddington, Lincolnshire – 24 August 2018
Typical day at work involves maintaining aircraft and carrying out secondary duties. Gained experience of how civilian aviation companies work. work place culture is second to none, offering a close knit team to work with.
Transport Manager (Current Employee) – Essex – 23 August 2018
After 22 years I now need a new challenge. I’ve brought a house back in Norfolk. I’m now settling down but still maintain the attitude to work hard. I don’t think it will be much different form the jobs I have carried out through my army career.
Colour Sergreant (Former Employee) – Worldwide – 24 July 2018
Initially the job was fantastic, but after continued cut backs to personnel, the job became too much as a result of the same operational output but with far less manpower. Combined with the intense climate of operations after September 11th 2001, the army failed to meet the social and domestic needs of its soldiers.
This created a workplace culture of every manager (including myself) juggling 2-3 jobs at any one time which in turn made the job unbearable and stressful. Finishing work before 2000hrs and weekends became a luxury and in general the only rest bite was operational deployments.
Overall, the work colleagues were fantastic but the job became relentless and unachievable.
Good training facilities and help is always available. Very good atmosphere and culture. Diversity and inclusion. Provides equal opportunities for all. Very good platform to start off a long career. Basic training is hard but well worth it. Progression opportunities are huge.
Stores Manager (Former Employee) – Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire – 12 June 2018
excellent career and travel prospects excellent for personal development typical day includes work in the military store fro 8am to 5pm many examples to learn and prgress workplace culture in professional and can be exciting depending on operations
An organisation that is behind the curve and reinforces failure
Intelligence Corps Soldier (Current Employee) – Various UK and overseas – 6 June 2018
The military offers you fantastic opportunities and a good salary for what you do. However, it is riddled with under-performers that often have little incentive for improvement. In part mangers can be accountable for this but the significant overstretch of resources (mainly personnel) leaves little time for development, innovation and effective change management.
salary and benefits
unpredictability, overworked, underappreciated, high loss of best performers
HM Forces (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – 5 June 2018
the opportunities afforded to anyone in the armed forces is amazing and memories can be made for life. on the other side of the coin your ability to plan anything in the future is severely undermined due to constant last minute taskings. If you are very family orientated the time away can become a drag and ruin what could be very good chances to enjoy things you probably wont do anywhere else.
job security, benefits, travel.
poor management, little input of where you go or when you go, can easily feel unimportant of little more than a number
Visits and Engagements Warrant Officer (Current Employee) – Watford, Hertfordshire – 31 May 2018
The Army is an excellent employer for career and personal development. Throughout my career I have gained a wide variety of qualifications. I have not experienced a bad manager during my career, there have been inexperienced ones, but all are wiling to learn and develop. This is an inherent culture within the services.