Chances of getting a job as an army soldier are good because:
- the Army usually recruits up to 500 soldiers a year to replace those leaving
- the Army needs to replace ageing workers due to retire in the next 10 years.
Although there is good demand for army soldiers, competition for some specialist roles can be high.
The New Zealand Army is made up of around 4500 staff.
Diversity of staff important
The Army is committed to diversity, and wants to increase the number of women and have more of a mix of cultures. Women typically make up about 15% of army staff.
Chances good for cyber soldiers
The Army wants to increase the number of intelligence officers and information technology staff to boost New Zealand's cyber security.
Defence force only employer
Army soldiers work for the New Zealand Defence Force in New Zealand and overseas.