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Adjutant General's Corps

About Us:

Just like every large organisation, the Army requires professional HR, administrative and financial support services to maintain its capability. This capability sits within the Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) which is one of the largest Corps in the British Army and more specifically with the Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) branch. With their duties including personnel and financial administration of serving soldiers, the SPS serve with every unit of the British Army; you could find yourself attached to the Infantry, Engineers, Medics or Signals, so there is a lot of scope for variety and excitement. You’ll travel the world on operations and exercises, going wherever your unit goes and experiencing the traditions and culture of the Regiments you serve. Your first job will be the Detachment Commander where you will lead and command SPS soldiers ensuring that they deliver global real-time administrative support to the Unit that they are serving.

What we seek.

You should have experience or show/have interest in the following (not essential):

  • HR & Business (interest or academic/vocational background in HR & business).
  • Management (an academic or vocational background in management).
  • Finance and Accounting (an academic, vocational or interest in finance and accounting).
  • IT (an academic or vocational background in computers).
  • Above all: be approachable, empathetic and show high emotional intelligence.

After completing 44 weeks of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst you will attend the Detachment Commanders course for 11 weeks at the home of the Adjutant General’s Corps at Worthy Down in Winchester. Here you will be prepared for your first posting, gaining an understanding of the HR roles that the soldiers under your command do within the unit that they serve. As well as the platoon commander role you will also have an insight into the variety of roles that you will undertake. The Detachment Commanders course is also affiliated with Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and with the training completed you will receive Level 4 Diploma in Defence HR and Administrative Management.


There are a number of great reasons to have a career as an Officer in the SPS:

  • Impact and Responsibility. The Chain of Command relies upon the specialist knowledge of the SPS in order to conduct most forms of activity; the position can therefore be considered high profile and ultimately, very rewarding.
  • Adding Value. The role of the SPS is essential in maintaining the Units capability, as a junior officer you will be responsible for the career management and training of your soldiers and first line assurance for the Commanding Officer.
  • Variety and Diversity. The SPS offers opportunities to serve within any Unit of the British Army; this includes the capacity for female soldiers to serve with Combat Arms such as the Infantry and the opportunity for SPS officers to complete arduous courses such as the All Arms Army Commando or All Arms Parachute Company Courses.
  • Qualifications & Accreditation. SPS officers will gain relevant qualifications and & accreditations throughout their career; these are both recognised and valued by civilian employers.
Entry Requirements and Eligibility.
  • Minimum 180 UCAS Points from at least 2 A-level passes.
  • 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from 7 GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).
  • Age 18 years to 29 years and 11 months with normal sponsorship.
  • Applicants over the age of 29 and 11 months must be a Confirmed Cadet with the AGC (SPS) prior to going to RMAS; more info will be provided after application.