As an Engineering Officer, you’ll be the leading expert behind Army engineering projects worldwide. You could plan, lead and manage demolitions, set up water supplies, build runways, clear mines or advise friendly forces on terrain and capabilities.
Either way, after your Sandhurst training, you’ll do the six-month Troop Commanders course and learn about reconnaissance, advising on engineering issues and managing people and equipment.
You’ll get the chance to do the Para or Commando Course, if you want to serve with these regiments. There are lots of other opportunities to learn too.
To qualify, you must be between 17 years 9 months and 28 years and 11 months. You’ll need 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including at least grade C/4 in English, Maths and a science/foreign language) and to pass a basic fitness test.
As an entry-level Officer, you’ll start your career in a position of management, commanding responsibility for your team of soldiers. You don’t need any experience to apply – through world-class training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, you’ll develop the transferrable leadership skills and qualifications you need to motivate and support your team.
Outside the Royal Military Academy, you’ll continue to learn and grow. Being an Officer is a global adventure, whether you’re leading expeditions, running operations abroad, or delivering humanitarian aid to communities in need.
During your training at Sandhurst, you’ll be an Officer Cadet, earning £28,861 a year. As you progress through our ranks, this will rise to £44,457 for a Captain, and £55,999 when you become a Major.
You’ll also receive 38 days’ annual leave every year (plus bank holidays and extra leave after operations), free medical and dental care, cheaper living costs, and free gym and sports facilities. And unless you're away on operations or training exercises, you'll normally work 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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