Joining the British Army, you'll get much more from life than you ever would with a civilian career - you'll have the opportunity to do something that really matters, with a team that are like family to you. The sense of belonging in the Army is next level: when you've trained with each other and overcome new challenges you build bonds that last a lifetime, and see you through whatever life throws at you - on and off the battlefield.
You don't need a university degree to become an Army Officer. To us, it doesn't matter where you've come from, or what you have, or haven't, studied - if you've got drive, determination and the will to make an impact, there's a place for you here.
You'll have access to world-class training and development, and the chance to gain valuable qualifications. You'll get to see the world - from skiing in Europe, to white-water rafting in the States, to being on operations across the globe. You'll have the chance to make a difference, realise your potential, and make people proud.
At a glance:
Types of role:
HR & Support
Intelligence, Comms & IT
Transport & Logistics
Scholarship and Bursary awards ranging from £3,000 to £24,000 are available to support your sixth form and university studies.
Higher Bursary Tiers are available for those interested in becoming a professionally qualified officer e.g. Doctors, Lawyers etc.
Earn £25,984 whilst training, rising to £31,232 thereafter
Have clear progression opportunities, feasibly reaching the rank of Captain within four years
Get 30 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays)
Enjoy a good work/life balance with Wednesday afternoons off for sports and activities and Friday afternoons off to travel home for the weekend, when not on operation
Receive a final salary pension
Take part in a variety of sport and Adventurous Training activities from skydiving to skiing and white-water rafting
Enjoy access to world-class gym facilities
Have access to industry recognised training courses throughout your career
Who can join?
The Army after GCSEs
You don't have to wait until you're 18 to start your path to leadership, adventure and challenge. If you're about to go into Year 12, and you have your GCSE or equivalent results, the Army Officer Scholarship scheme could be perfect for you.
It provides financial support for future Army Officers while they study for A-Levels, Scottish Highers or equivalent qualifications. If you're interested in starting an Army Officer career, this is your opportunity to get paid while you study.
The Army after A-levels
You can join as an Officer straight after A-Levels and begin your journey straight away. The best leadership and management training in the world. Immediate responsibility that could see you rising to the rank of Captain after three years and Major thereafter. Plus, a starting salary of over £25K, which will rise to over £30k when you commission as an Officer. This is your chance to succeed, without the debt - and so much more.
However, we recognise that university is an important stage for some people, and so if you feel this route is for you, we offer a range of bursary options to support you through your education. Some Officer roles do also require specialist degrees before applying, including our Dentist, Doctor and Lawyer roles.
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