The following qualitative requirements shall apply:
1. Botswana Citizens both Males and Females (in possession of valid National ID cards, Omang.
2. Aged between 18-24 years.
3. Be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the BDF Recruitment Medical Standards.
4. No adverse criminal records.
5. Minimum height of 160 cm for Males 155 cm for Females.
6. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males 45 Kg for Females.
7. All candidates shall undergo the selection process which include both physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical examination.
8. Female candidates must not be pregnant at the time of selection and during training.
9. Body Art (Tattoos): Should be concealed by military uniform and not be displaying extremism, indecency, sexism or racism.

NB: Degree holders should not apply for this post.

Selection Process

All candidates will have to undergo a selection process which includes the following:
1. Comprehensive medical exam.
2. Aptitude test.
3. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit- ups).
4. Security clearance / vetting.

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 and environmental conditions.

Remuneration & Benefits

BDF offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package commensurate with qualification 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.