Lead from the front, do something that matters, and put other people first. Become a British Army Officer and you’ll get much more from life than you ever would with a civilian career – you’ll become part of a tradition of leadership and selfless service that stretches back hundreds of years.
Your route to commission starts at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. You’ll learn everything from fundamental skills like outdoor survival and weapons handling, to big-picture military strategy and the theoretical elements of leadership. You’ll train alongside fellow cadets from all over the world and make some of the best friends you’ve ever had.
• Earn £31,232 upon completion of training, rising to £39,628 over four years;
• Take command of up to 30 soldiers upon commissioning;
• Get 30 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) and a final salary pension;
• Play sport and enjoy access to world-class gym facilities and training;
• Take part in adventurous training activities from skydiving to skiing.
When you complete the course you’ll commission as Second Lieutenant, undertake specialist training required for your job, in anything from combat engineering to armoured reconnaissance, and take command of a platoon or troop of soldiers.
Those soldiers will expect a lot from you – which is why Sandhurst will push you harder and further than you’ve ever thought you could go. The physical, mental, and psychological challenges you’ll face aren’t for everyone, but they will instil the resilience you’ll need for a career in the British Army. And when you pass out you’ll serve alongside fellow Officers who’ve been through the same tests, as part of a regiment or corps built on the beliefs and values you will all share.
Throughout your career you’ll take part in specialist training courses and study for a wide range of civilian-recognised qualifications as you climb the promotion ladder. And to keep as fit as your mind, you’ll also have access to free gym and sports facilities, with world-class fitness and nutritional advice.
You’ll benefit from the best leadership and management training in the world, a career that will help you make the most of it, and a clear path for promotion. Life as an Army Officer offers people with potential, a focus for their ambition and a place where they can truly belong.
Find where you belong. Become an Army Officer.