Att-eeen-tion! LOOK Joins The British Army…

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If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career change, then you could be surprised to find out what kind of career is waiting for you in the British Army.

As well as more than 200 diverse roles on offer and jobs that can take you all over the world, salaries are paid according to rank, not gender, and benefits include a pension and 38 days annual holiday, plus subsidised learning. You can even join as a Reserve – paid to train in your spare time. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it?

But what’s life really like in the Army? Look sent Senior Art Designer, Emily Hewitt, 29, to spend a day with the Royal Artillery in Larkhill in Wiltshire, to find out.

‘I had a few preconceptions before the day,’ admits Emily. ‘I don’t know anyone in the military, so all I had to go off was films and things you hear in the news. But when I arrive at the base I receive a very warm welcome and can’t wait to get cracking.

‘We head to a field which has been set up to simulate a war zone. It’s something I’ve never experienced before. I get to meet some really motivated and inspiring women – they’re all comfortable among the guns, tanks and armoured vehicles, but they’re just like me and we have loads in common. I get to have a go on one of the guns, which is brilliant fun.

‘Talking to the soldiers, it’s clear that the job requires a lot of team work,’ adds Emily. ‘But they tell me that the Army is like a big family. Everyone looks out for each other and they all socialise together too.’

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