UPDF Recruitment 2023- Latest news, Date & centres

UPDF Recruitment 2023- Latest news, Recruitment Date & criteria There is a big update for the aspirants who are waiting for the next recruitment for the Uganda People’s defence forces. The UPDF next recruitment is expected to be done around 13 June 2023 to 04 July 2023. The updf has set up teams to ensure that the exercise will run successfully and districts are further encouraged to meet their quotas allocated after the press statement has been released.

The Ministry of Defence and veterans affairs 2004 undertook a comprehensive program to transform the Uganda people’s defence forces, UPDF into a modern, professional, and accountable force subordinate to the civilian authority. Through the need to recruit all the Ugandans who meet the standard as prescribed in the UPDF act 2005, Articles 51 and 52.

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UPDF Recruitment 2023

The Next UPDF recruitment will recruit many Ugandans consisting of General recruitment and special recruitment further details shall be posted in newspaper adverts and radio after announcements. The government has encouraged youth to apply as much as they can to solve the unemployment problem and also help promote patriotism by calling to serve the motherland with great sacrifice and determination.

since The UPDF is not aligned with any political party. and They are made up of people from all over Uganda, dedicated to their country. They are skilled, well-behaved, and hardworking professionals who respect the civilian authority that is established by the Ugandan constitution. so expect the recruitment to be conducted with great fairness and Legal equality.

UPDF Recruitment complete details

organization nameUganda People’s Defense Forces
Name of recruitmentGeneral recruitment and special recruitment
Date of announcement13 June 2023
Completion date04 July 2023
Number of vacanciesNot stated
CategoryUganda recruitment
Recruitment centres Not announced
Official websitewww.updf.go.ug
table showing recruitment complete details date is estimated

Criteria for UPDF recruitment 2023

  • must be a citizen of Uganda holding an original identity card
  • Must be in good health, mentally fit, and ready to undergo road runs and check-ups.
  • should be between the age of 18-25 or 18-30 if he/she is to enlist as a regular or professional respectively
  • Must be single with no children to avoid family distractions
  • Regular recruits should possess a minimum education of 5.4 or 5.6 with bias in science subjects such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • professionals should be holders of Degrees or diplomas in medicine, chemistry, and Education or possess qualifications in vocational skills.
  • must be of good character and supported by letters from LCs and GISOs.

UPDF Salary 2023 salary structure/scale

So, there’s been some news about soldiers in Uganda getting more money for their work. This is really good news for them! The people in charge of the army, like the Generals, are going to get a big increase in their salary – almost double what they were making before! Other high-ranking officers like Lieutenant Generals and Major Generals are also going to get a raise – around 80% more money than they were making before. but these are just rumors since the 2023 updf salary scale is not officially out.

Finally, all Ugandans who have met the criteria should apply for this recruitment once announced since joining the UPDF is more than a career. since The UPDF’s interest is to protect Uganda and Africa at large. by Providing a safe and secure environment in which all Ugandan citizens can live and prosper.

The UPDF will always recruit, and there is a wide range of roles available for both officers and soldiers. Please keep an eye out for our recruitment dates and job opportunities, which will be posted on this page.

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41 thoughts on “UPDF Recruitment 2023- Latest news, Date & centres”

  1. The country is because we are…. Great Jobs always appreciated
    Please may the good patriotic heart continue….

  2. Thanks for the updates Admin.
    1-How long does the training take.
    2-When are those in training passout.
    3-How much is the salary for us after training?
    Kind regards.

  3. can you simpathize with me this year because i have tried joining UPDF since 2018 but all in vein ,i have all the needed documents. Kato Edreen in masindi. . thanks for reading

    • Kato Edreen am requesting the date for recrument even me i fill iwant to join u join me as my daddy help me as your son am okello Denis from kyatiri town council, but by now am not at home am in said of kanugu near Congo so that is my request to u am so happy to join this work

  4. Youths are ment to strengthen the nation,we are waiting for your consideration. thanks in anticipation, your’s faithfully,RWOTHOMIO CHARLES ABAYO

  5. Thanks admin pliz just an update on when is the passout koz am not sure of dates given to us regarding recruitment.bt we shall join and protect our nation uganda and africa at large.

  6. When is the recruitment happening coz I wat to join updf coz I have been waiting for advert am not seeing it

  7. I am aged 34 with a o’level certificate, Acertificate in block laying and concrete practice, Amason todate and it has been my favorite vision to join updf, not even after saraly . Being updf soldier have been my favorite dream.therefore give me a chance to join updf for next recruitment.

  8. Please give me a chance to join updf.am phasicaly and metaly healthy enough, aged 34, o’level certificate, Acertificate in block laying and concrete practices,amason todate.ready to serve My country Uganda as a soldier and not after how much is the salary.

  9. We don’t want to choose our destiny but our destiny to choose us. We need quick respond coz we are eagerly waiting for the opportunity. Thanks Admin.

  10. For sure, we are ready to undergo all medical check up in the recruite.am just warming to join the system dear admin.let me be informed incase of any under going recriutement please


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