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NCOs and other ranks

Average National Salaries (2013)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£32,760 pile of coins

Age 50

£38,480 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £26,520

What does this career do?

Those holding jobs in this unit group are full-time members of the armed forces of the UK, the Commonwealth and other foreign countries and perform military duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.

Typical tasks

  • receives and responds to commands from senior officers
  • monitors, operates, services and repairs military equipment
  • takes part in military operations in situations of conflict and provides aid if required in emergency situations such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • engages in peacekeeping operations and enforces ceasefire agreements
  • stands watch and guards military establishments and other buildings
  • trains and exercises using various military equipment and tactics
  • undertakes specialist activities such as operating communications equipment, driving military vehicles
  • patrols areas of possible military activity
  • leads and trains new recruits and lower ranks, looks after their discipline and welfare.

Current entry requirements

For most positions entry does not depend upon academic qualifications. Entrants generally have to pass a selection interview and physical and medical examinations. Entry to certain trades requires GCSEs/S grades or equivalent qualifications.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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