Originally Posted by EagleHammer
Hi, i have a question but instead of starting a new tread i'll ask it here.
People from country's in the european union, can they join the brittish army, i mean they can work in britain i think without a job permit, or so i've heard.
The answer is no. Only Ireland and those countries from the former British Commonwealth are allowed. (Canada, Australia, NZ, etc...). Americans are not allowed to join either. (I checked for myself a few years ago). The only way to do it is live in the UK the manatory 5 years, become a citizen, then join. You can work in the UK as a civilian.
Look to my previous post I provided a link from the MOD concerning citizenship requirements.
Here is a link those countries under the British Commonwealth.
***Personal note: there is one minor exception. You can work as a civilian for the British Army. Just after Iraq freedom I was contacted by a headhunter to do 6 months of IT work for the British Army in Iraq. I did have to go through a security clearance, but I remember the recruiter saying expressly that British nationality was not required (at least for that job). I never actually applied for that job as the idea of going to Iraq had little appeal, (it did pay extremely well though).