The following qualitative requirements shall apply:
1. Male and female Botswana Citizens.
2. Aged between 18-24 years.
3. Be physically fit.
4. No adverse criminal record
5. Candidates should be in possession of the National Identity card (Omang).
6. Minimum height of 160 cm for Males and 155 cm for Females.
7. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males and 45 Kg for Females.
8. Female candidates must not be pregnant.
9. Must be in possession of BGCSE certificate with a minimum of 24 points.
10. Any other qualification would be an added advantage.
NB: Degree holders should not apply for this post.

Selection Process

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes the following:
1. Comprehensive medical examination.
2. Anthropometry (Height, Weight and BMI).
3. Aptitude test.
4. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit- ups).
5. Security clearance.

Key skills and personal attributes

Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to:
1. Be a team player.
2. Be ready to serve in a variety of geographic locations and environmental conditions.
3. Be loyal and trustworthy
4. Be Creative.
5. Quality decision making skills.
6. Perseverance
7. Problem solving skills.

Mandatory Training

Successful candidates shall undergo a 6 months Basic Military Training.
On completion of training, Privates must be ready to serve in various geographic locations, environmental and conditions.

Remuneration & Benefits

BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages over and above the following:
1. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities (water, gas & electricity).
2. Professional and academic growth.
3. Local and international exposure.
4. Optional contributory pension fund (Govt pays 15% and employee pays 5%).
5. 20% BDF allowance.
6. Free advanced medical care.
7. Leave concession after every 2 years.