Training For The Role
You begin with Officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which lasts for 44 weeks. You learn what’s expected of a British Army Officer and how to lead soldiers on and off the battlefield.
Next, you’ll head to Bovington to complete your technical and tactical training on your Troop Leaders Course. The 6 month course will cover all aspects of vehicle driving, maintenance, gunnery, communications and tactical movement as well as developing your communication, leadership and management skills.
Following first command as a Troop Leader of a AJAX Troop you will be offered the opportunity to compete your ceremonial riding course to prepare you for mounted ceremonial duties in the heart of London.
Age : 17 years 9 months - 28 years 11 months Qualifications : 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including a minimum grade C / 4 in English, Maths and a science or foreign language). Fitness :
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Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
While Training : £27,181
Serving Salary : £33,436
You'll earn £27,181 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £33,436 a year.