Training For The Role
First, you become a highly skilled soldier with 14 weeks’ basic training.
Then, you do the Initial Police and Driver Training course at the Defence School of Policing and Guarding. This lasts 24 weeks.
You learn about police duties, investigations, handling evidence, military law and other areas of policing. Then it’s time for your first posting as an RMP Lance Corporal.
Later, you can take further qualifications and training such as the Close Protection course. You could even join the Special Investigations Branch.
It makes for a great CV that can take you far, inside or outside the Army.
Age : 17 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months Qualifications :
GCSE Grade A C / 9-4 in at least English Language and Maths (or Level 2 literacy and numeracy equivalent)
You must also pass Advanced Police disclosure checks
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Learn about rank progression here.
Pay and Benefits
Earn £15,985 during training.
When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a Lance Corporal on £27,326.