Household Cavalry Officer
London, United Kingdom
5d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Focus on combat
  • Train on the AJAX armoured vehicle
  • Become a reconnaissance / surveillance specialist
  • Perform mounted ceremonial duties
  • Enjoy a varied role

    Training For The Role

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    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.

    Entry Requirements

    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 :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)
  • More information about the fitness test

    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.

    Rank Progression

    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.

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