Be the one others turn to. Be responsible. Be trusted with the safety of the nation. Become a Communications Troop Officer in the British Army, and you’ll be doing something that really matters. Leading a troop of key military players in our national defence. Helping to make the world a safer, better place in the digital age.
The Royal Signals are the Army's professional communicators. Everywhere the Army deploys, the Royals Signals go as well. Reliable, secure communications are a vital requirement in every military situation. From setting up complex information and radio networks under fire or during humanitarian missions, to providing 3G networks for multinational forces – the Royal Signals tackle a wide range of operations, in times of peace and conflict.
You could be commanding your soldiers to establish communication networks in the field, and coordinating cyber-attacks on the enemy. Wherever the Army takes you, it will be your job to keep the data and analysis flowing, keeping us a step ahead.
What we look for in our Officer Cadets is leadership potential, a sense of purpose and the drive to do great things. With these qualities in place, we can give you the training you need to take your skills and abilities and shape them into something amazing – whether you’re fresh out of school, have a university education, are professionally qualified or already building a career.
Your Army career starts at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. You’ll learn the skills you need to become an Officer – from weapons handling to outdoor survival – to what it takes to lead your team in a range of hostile situations, anywhere in the world. Once you’ve commissioned, you’ll take charge of 40 or more soldiers. Then, you’ll begin the specialist training to apply your IT and technical skills in a military context.
You’ll take part in Adventurous Training around the world, from skiing in the Alps to white-water rafting in Colorado. All while you’re earning a starting salary of around £32,800 (after training). You’ll also enjoy a fantastic range of benefits that come with Army life, from sports and state-of-the-art training facilities, to earning valuable professional qualifications.
Whether you’re about to embark on your degree or you’re already studying, you could benefit from an Army Undergraduate Bursary, from £6,000 - £25,000. Just show us you’ve got what it takes to join us as an Officer when you graduate.
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