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    Armed Forces

    The UK armed forces employ tens of thousands people in hundreds of roles, so it's worth doing some research online before you begin.

    British Army

    Apply to be in the British Army at or research British Army roles here. To join, you must:

    • Be at least 16 years old.
    • Pass a full army medical examination, BARB test and have a good pass at GCSE English (or pass the Army Literacy Test).

    Royal Air Force

    The Royal Air Force's recruitment pages can be found at To join, you must:

    • Be at least 16 years old.
    • Pass a full RAF medical exam and academic ability tests.

    Royal Navy

    If you are considering the Royal Navy then your first port of call should be To join you must:

    • Be at least 16 years old.
    • Pass a Royal Navy medical exam, fitness test and academic ability test.

    If you are not old enough to join the armed forces just yet, you could try joining one of the cadet services 

    Army Cadets
    Air Cadets
    Sea Cadets

    You can visit the Sheffield Armed Forces Careers Office (all armed forces) for advice too, they are located near Leopold Square.

    Sheffield Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO)
    Townhead House
    10-14 Townhead Street
    S1 2EE

    0114 270 6194

    Alternatively there is an Army Careers Centre in Doncaster.

    Army Careers Centre
    43 Hall Gate
    DN1 3NR

    01302 344128