Training For The Role
You’ll start your career on the 44-week Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This is for all officer cadets, regardless of the Corps that they’re hoping to join.
After 11 months’ Officer training at Sandhurst you do the Troop Commanders Course, which lasts for six months. It’s one of the longest Young Officer Courses because of the variety of skills you’ll need for your role.
You’re trained in water supply, demolitions (including live explosive training), bridge building and base construction. You also learn about reconnaissance, advising on engineering issues and managing people and equipment.
You get the chance to do the Para or Commando Course too, if you want to serve with these regiments. :
Age : 17 years 9 months - 28 years 11 months Qualifications : 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including at least grade C / 4 in English, Maths and a science / foreign language). Fitness :
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
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.