How many soldiers would recommend army life to their civvie mates?
Every year the army asks soldiers exactly this question.
In 2022, half of soldiers said they would recommend army life to others (51%).
About half of soldiers also said that like life in the army (47%) and about a quarter said they didn’t (28%) – the rest were somewhere in between.
So, many soldiers like their job, though civvie workers tend to be more satisfied than soldiers.
Sources: Ministry of Defence 2022, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.