Human Resource Specialist – British Army – Dunfermline

British Army

Human Resource Specialist


The Army is more than just combat; it’s a place to do something that really matters. As part of the Adjutant Generals Corps an Army HR job is like no other HR job. As a HR Specialist, you could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. Although you’ll be a soldier, you’ll be fully trained in HR. You’ll have responsibility from day one and the chance to move up into senior roles – Chartered Accountant, for example. You can get qualifications and develop your skills too. They’re recognised outside the Army so they’re great for your CV. With worldwide travel, adventure training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.


Find where you belong.



You’ll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier – this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.

You then get 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester to learn about military personnel and financial administration. You’re trained to use our information systems and will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you can take recognised qualifications in Business Management and HR. These include apprenticeships and degrees.



The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:

  • Level 2 Certificate for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Level 3 Diploma for Military Personnel Administrators.
  • Business Administration Apprenticeship – Level 2 or 3 including Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT.
  • Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
  • Personal development opportunity to undertake a foundation degree in HR Practice.
  • Opportunity to apply for accountancy training after qualifying period and selection.
  • Cat B Driving Licence.

    We’ll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you’ll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you’ll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

    Become a HR Specialist and you’ll:

    Earn a starting salary of around £16,800 during Basic Training which will rise to around £21,400 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks

    – Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income

    – Receive free medical and dental health cover

    – Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career

    – Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications

    – Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.


    You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
  • Army Reserve age: 17.9 – 49.6 years

    Qualifications you’ll need:

    GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language and Maths. We’ll also consider vocational qualifications such as an NVQ in Business Administration.


    Fitness requirements:

  • Mid-Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
  • 2km run 12m (11m for Junior Entry)

    Interests you’ll have:

  • Decision making & responsibility
  • Outdoor activities
  • Working outside
  • Technology

    Our next deadline for application is 30th September 2022, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.



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