Adjutant Generals Corps : Graduate HR Officer
What does being a HR Officer in the British Army mean? What will you do? How do you get the job? All these questions will be answered below. However if you have any other questions, such as ‘what does going on Exercise even mean?’ then contact me, my job in the Army is to communicate with you, our future leaders and managers! I am Capt Rhianon Graham.
To start let me clarify that although the adverts say ‘HR Officer’ this will not be your role title once you join. In Army speak we are known as Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) Officers and your first role out of training will be called a Detachment Commander. Starting to understand why we advertise as HR Officer right? But you have to admit that Detachment Commander has a nice ring to it. For this role;
- Having a team of people to manage, lead and professionally develop.
- Keeping active and enjoy trying your hand at a number of sports.
- Some routine on a day to day basis with some time away with work when needed.
- Building rapports quickly with colleagues in all departments and at all levels.
- Everyday tasks which challenge you, such as attending key stakeholder meetings and auditing public money expenditure.
Be happy to:
- Have a constant inflow and outflow of new team members.
- Remain flexible moving to different areas of the UK and possibly even abroad for 2 year stints.
- Be the Assistant Manager for all administrative and financial matters in the establishment and deputise for the Head of Department.
- Go on various training Exercises and Deployments around the world.
- 44 weeks of Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). (Good videos on YouTube about this!)
- 11 weeks of professional development training learning how to be a ‘Detachment Commander’ in Winchester.
- A work schedule that includes trainer led exercise sessions four times a week, a sports afternoon one day a week, 30 min coffee break and 1 hour lunch break every day with a late start on a Monday and midday finish on a Friday.
- A whole range of qualifications and accreditations.
- 38 days holiday allowance a year.
- Starting salary of £25k, £31k after RMAS and £40k after 3 years.
- Non-contributory pension, heavily subsidised accommodation; food and drinks, free medical and dental care.
- Time away to play sport and take part in adventurous training – extra to that of your leave allowance.
To get to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst you will need:
- Minimum 180 UCAS points from at least 2 A-level passes prior to 2017 or 72 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-levels from 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
To apply go to at http://apply.army.mod.uk and search for ‘HR Officer’.