The Army

About The Army

The British Army is a professional force that helps to resolve crises abroad, serves the nation at home and secures Britain in an uncertain world.

Few careers can match the diversity, training and breadth of experience the Army offers to young men and women with the right combination of intelligence, courage and determination.

A career as an Army Officer is hugely rewarding in terms of job satisfaction, pay and benefits. And don’t worry if you’re not quite ready now, we've got all the information you need to prepare yourself physically and mentally.

Life as an Army Officer combines great prospects with challenge and adventure. You’ll train at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to develop your leadership, management and problem solving skills. Once commissioned, you’ll command around 30 soldiers, travel the world and take part in various sports and adventurous training.

You’ll also receive a starting salary of £30,617 after initial Officer training, 30 days’ leave plus bank holidays and a competitive pension as well as free health and dental care. If you fancy the lifestyle, but already have a day job, then you could join part time as an Officer in the Army Reserve.

Whether you have studied Engineering or Education, IT & Comms or International Relations, there are roles for everyone as an Army Officer. Primarily you will be trained as a leader and manager within an Army environment, the opportunities to then expand your specialism are endless. 

With roles in HR, Communications, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Veterinary, Teaching, Languages and IT, the British Army is one of the UKs most diverse graduate employers.

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