Why The Royal Welsh?
Starting your career as an infantryman is exciting. Training is tough but at the same time very enjoyable. Those who enlist for adult entry will complete all their training at the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick in North Yorkshire – this lasts 26 weeks. You will train with other Welshmen.
Those who enlist at junior level will start at either The Army Foundation College Harrogate, which is a 42 week long course, or at the Army Training Regiment Winchester, on a 17 week long course. On completion of your training at these establishments you will be sent to ITC Catterick where you will complete a short training period, to qualify you as a combat infantryman.
Upon successfully completing basic training as a combat infantryman, you will then join the 1st or 3rd Battalion where you will be trained in more specialist skills. All our soldiers careers are carefully managed and those showing leadership potential are encouraged towards early promotion.
Your career development is important to us. Whether you decide to stay for a short time or want to complete a full career your training and personal development will be a priority to us. The Army will provide you with an annual education grant that you can use to study a course in either an Army education centre or through a civilian provider. The military courses that you complete throughout your training offer NVQ's and qualifications that are recognised by civilian employers. All of the jobs that follow are on offer to you.