Be the one others turn to. Be responsible. Be trusted with the safety of the nation. Become a British Army Officer, and you’ll be doing something that really matters. Leading a team. Making a difference to the world.
You don’t need a degree for many Officer roles, and specific entry requirements vary from role to role. What we look for in our Officer Cadets is leadership potential, a sense of purpose and the drive to do great things. With these qualities in place, we can give you the training you need to take your skills and abilities and shape them into something amazing, whether you’re fresh out of school, are professionally qualified or already building a career.
From the moment you join the Army, you’ll be set on a clear path for promotion and progression, receiving all the support and opportunities you need to rise through our ranks and realise your potential.
Become a British Army Officer and you’ll receive:
- A starting salary of around £27,200 which will rise to around £33,800 upon completion of one year's training
- Subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
- Free medical and dental health cover
- Opportunities to continually progress your career
- Sponsorship to study for valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
- Adventurous Training, and the chance to play your favourite sports or take up a new one
Find where you belong
Your Army career starts at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. You’ll learn the skills you need to become an Officer – from weapons handling to outdoor survival – to what it takes to lead your team in a range of hostile situations, anywhere in the world.
Once you’ve commissioned, you’ll take charge of 30 soldiers. Then, you’ll begin the specialist training you need to be an expert in your chosen field, whether that’s engineering, intelligence gathering, or piloting an Apache helicopter. You’ll also take part in Adventurous Training around the world, from skiing in the Alps to white-water rafting in Colorado. All while you’re earning a starting salary of around £33,800 (after training).
You’ll also enjoy a fantastic range of benefits that come with Army life, from sports and state-of-the-art training facilities, to earning valuable professional qualifications.
University isn’t for everyone and most Officer roles don’t require a degree. If you’ve got drive, determination and the will to make an impact, there’s a place for you here.
If you’re still interested in completing a degree, you’ve the opportunity to enrol on a funded BSc Leadership and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading through the Henley Business School. Your 44 weeks at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst will contribute towards a third of your degree, which you can then complete over the next three to six years.