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micro managed
Combat Engineer, Logistic and Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  all over3 December 2018
no longer a carrer job. a good stop on the way to finding your career

typical work day is slow paced and micro managed from seniors, it is secondary school thinking
Pros
bonuses for going away from home
Cons
its a game
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5.0
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a good career
Infantry Soldier (Former Employee) –  Strensall, North Yorkshire21 November 2018
the best thing anyone can do is join the army.good for fitness levels, discipline,smartness, being a member of a team and being able to rely on each other.
Pros
discipline
Cons
tough training
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3.0
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serve your country
Aircraft Technician (Former Employee) –  Dishforth, North Yorkshire19 November 2018
great training , but rather boring compared to the promotonal videos ..... spend most of the time cleaning stores and doing pointless tasks ................
Pros
great feeling
Cons
boring
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4.0
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Really enjoyed my time in the forces
Non commissioned officer (Current Employee) –  Salisbury, Wiltshire19 November 2018
Life changing experience being able to travel the world trying new things and experience things with new friends , it's very close knit community aswell.
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5.0
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Productive professional workplace
Company Sergeant Major. (Current Employee) –  Weeton, preston.14 November 2018
A welcoming professional working environment providing challenges and an ever adapting environment providing a wide ranging opportunity in different skills and building an in depth knowledge base structured around solid core values.
Pros
Travel, pay, career progression.
Cons
Long periods away from family in high risk environments.
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3.0
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Rewarding yet frustrating
Infantry Soldier (Former Employee) –  Chepstow14 November 2018
For job security there is nothing more secure, opportunity for advancement is there but can sometimes become political. You do most things civilians will never do and those things are some of the best experiences you will have.

But the management and treatment of personnel in the Army is absolutely horrendous, you will need thick skin and a good way of dealing with the problems you will face when it comes to you're career in the Army

be prepared to be let down on a lot of occasions with false promises and poor decisions, you have to fight hard for what you want in the Army, if you get what you want the feeling is very rewarding.
Pros
job security, unique experience
Cons
unorganised, poor management
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5.0
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Infantry soldier
Infantry soldier (Former Employee) –  The world9 November 2018
Best and worst 15 years of my life but I can’t remeber the bad times
Miss it dearly made friends for life it’s like no other job
You will never know unless you join
Training isn’t the Army it becomes the Army after training stick with it
Pros
Found in rauls rose gardens in Belize
Cons
Brecon otterburn salisbury Iraq Afghanistan
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5.0
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Everyday was never the some , sense of belonging, team work with high level of integrity, loyalty among other
Logistics suply specialist (Former Employee) –  Winchester, Hampshire6 November 2018
Working as a military it is challenging, but with the core value and standards build in every soldiers it become enjoyable, functioning as a team is the order of the day , high level of bonding is what I enjoy, easy problem solving, more importantly we remain professional while in operation


off the duty, it is a normal life like every one else in the civilian street
Pros
improve your mental rubustness and resillence
Cons
long hour of work with fixed salary
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soldier
Communications Information Systems Operator (Former Employee) –  Maidstone, Kent5 November 2018
best career ever and leant a lot from team building and standing up for the challenge. God character building and open to all sort of challenges. Good place to start a career.
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5.0
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Very good
Driver/Stores Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oxford, Oxfordshire26 October 2018
Work every time of day
You learn slot of stuff through the the army
Management will always listen to you
Exices
Meeting new friends and going away
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5.0
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Great for the single mans life
Army (Former Employee) –  Liverpool23 October 2018
Very rewarding and great job satisfaction for helping people, you can also learn a lot about yourself and others. Difficult for somebody who is homely. But can be a great thing for the right person.
Pros
Excellent opportunities
Cons
Away from family alot
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5.0
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Enjoyable career prospects with good education
MTWO (Former Employee) –  All over17 October 2018
Has good career potentials for people with the right attitude with the ability for promotion which equals pay rises and further education the chance to explore other countries other cultures and enjoy making good long friendships
Pros
Good salary good promotion offers
Cons
Long spells away from family hostile situations
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5.0
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aircraft technician
Aircraft Technician (Former Employee) –  world wide17 October 2018
fixing both lynx and gazelle helicopters also did some work on scout helicopters and beaver and islander fixed wing aircraft. having to do stuff that you didn't want to do was hard but the social life was amazing
Pros
great social life and good friends
Cons
guard duty
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3.0
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Ok
Soldier (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London10 October 2018
It was a very good job that I was in for 8 years. Too much time away from family as I have two children I took it upon myself to leave and move closer to home.
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5.0
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Vehicle Mechanic
Discharged as a Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Various7 October 2018
Joined as boy soldier and got my City and Guilds after going to the AAC Arborfield, served in various regiments in my 23 years leaving as a Sergeant. Never seen any of my two boys going to school, travelled the world and learned a trade at a great college and made friends for life, I would advise anybody to join the Forces.
Pros
Away from Family life
Cons
Made friends for life
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5.0
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Unforgetbale
Completion of a multi-skilled apprenticeship (Former Employee) –  Bordon2 October 2018
The army is simply the best job you could have but it does mean a lot of time away from your family and a lot of moving around. You meet people and go to places that you will never forget,
Pros
Work Family
Cons
Work away alot
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Excellent Career
Telecommunications Operator (Former Employee) –  York, North Yorkshire2 October 2018
A great choice of career. Varied, interesting, exciting. Throughout this career you will constantly learn new skills and continue training to be the best you can be.
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Mod
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London1 October 2018
Served in the MOD for 23 years gaining managerial experience

Served in UK, Iraq, Ireland and other operational tours throughout the world.

Managed a team of soldiers both office based and operationally
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5.0
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Great career path, working for a unique employer
Project lead (Current Employee) –  Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire27 September 2018
Great employer to work for with long term benefits, travel to world, very well respected around the world, will learn new skills which are transferable
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3.0
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Long hours and equal amounts of days off and leave
Military Provost Guard Service (Current Employee) –  Linton-On-Ouse27 September 2018
Sadly let down by upper management who do not appreciate the work and commitment from the workers on the shop floor. Steady hours and set shift pattern plus a high salary make up for the units short comings.
Pros
Free medical and dental.
Cons
Long hours, night shifts
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