benefits of the british army

July 6, 2006 12:49pm CST
My name is Bernadette Reid, i'm from Jamaica in the Caribbean. I applied to an university in London,namely the University of East London, and i am a bit strap for cash. The programme i enrolled to do is a course in marketing. I would really like the opportunity to study in London. I heard from numerous sources that the British military offers free education. Is this true? If it is what do i need to do? How will my visa application go? What are the different segments in the army? Is there a place for marketing? Do i have to be a citizen to serve in the military? While i attended school in Jamaica i was in the cadet corps. I was corporal and drum major. I know these are not the same so i would like to know the type of training one must undergo and if it is possible for me, assuming that i meet the requirements of the army, to be stationed in the office only.
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@sedel1027 (17852)
• United States
6 Jul 06
To join the army you have to be a British or Irish Republic citizen and have to have resided there for at least five years. You must be older than 17 to join, but under 29 to join as an officer. For mre information on the Brisith Army: http://www.mycamouflage.co.uk/ Additional info: http://www.uknetguide.co.uk/Employment/Article/Joining_the_Army.html Information on the pay: http://www.soldier.mod.uk/flash/pay.html