NCOs and Other Ranks

Those holding jobs in this unit group are full-time members of the armed forces of the UK, the Commonwealth and other foreign countries and perform military duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.


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Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Leads and trains new recruits and lower ranks, looks after their discipline and welfare.

  • Patrols areas of possible military activity.

  • Undertakes specialist activities such as operating communications equipment, driving military vehicles.

  • Trains and exercises using various military equipment and tactics.

  • Stands watch and guards military establishments and other buildings.

  • Engages in peacekeeping operations and enforces ceasefire agreements.

  • Takes part in military operations in situations of conflict and provides aid if required in emergency situations such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents.

  • Monitors, operates, services and repairs military equipment.

  • Receives and responds to commands from senior officers.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • Carpentry

  • Plumbing

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Settlement

  • Auditing

  • Risk Analysis

  • Ecology

  • Data Analysis

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Business Administration

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Research

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.