Want to join the British army? Get the facts here before you sign up. There's some advice for parents too.

And if you're in the army now and want to leave, this site sets out your options.

BeforeYouSignUp.info is independent and aims to be honest about army life.

 

The army is not like anything else you've known, even if you've been an army cadet. Some soldiers love it - others regret signing up. Here are seven things that soldiers often say they do and don't like about the army.…

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Soldiers are more likely to enjoy the army than hate it. On the other hand, people in other lines of work tend to like their jobs more.…

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If you want to join the army then there are good reasons to wait until you're 18. Here's why.…

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After the first few months you are 'locked in' to the army for at least four years and sometimes longer, so make sure you know the rules before you sign up. Here are the details.…

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A lot of new soldiers leave training or are thrown out. A third of the youngest recruits drop out - you've a better chance of getting through it if you join when you're over 18.…

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The education you get in the army varies hugely, depending on the job you sign up for. If you want good education and training, sign up for a trade (mechanic, electrician, welder...).…

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Soldiers stay in the army for an average of about 8 years, which is a lot longer than most people in other jobs.…

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The answer depends on the kind of job you have in the army and whether you're sent to war. Here are a few things to think about before you sign up.…

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Any soldier might have to kill at close range and all are trained to do so. Some soldiers are more likely than others to kill people in war, especially the infantry.…

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Soldiers often complain about their pay, saying it doesn't make up for the hardships of the army, but there are some perks, like a free pension and free dental treatment.…

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Most soldiers aren't bullied, but you're more likely to be bullied in the army than in other jobs and it can be rough. The army is trying to deal with these problems, but they haven't gone away.…

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Visit these sites to find out more about army life from (very) different points of view:…

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