HR Officer
British Army
Andover, Hampshire
10d ago


  • Command, lead and manage 18 highly motivated HR specialist soldiers (a detachment) in the delivery of personnel administration.
  • Organise and lead sporting, adventure training and educational opportunities for soldiers.
  • Be responsible for the physical and professional development of your detachment.
  • Engage with and assist senior leadership on personnel and security matters.
  • Serve with any Unit worldwide, including special forces, enhancing employability and enabling a varied skill-set.
  • Enable Unit to deploy operationally, worldwide at any time.
  • Step 1

    First, you spend 44 weeks training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

    Step 2

    Then you go on the Detachment Commanders’ course, which lasts 11 weeks. It’s affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

    You’ll learn about the different HR roles that your soldiers will perform and prepare for your first posting as a fully-fledged HR expert.


    Age : 17 years 9 months - 29 years 11 months

    QUALIFICATIONS : 72 UCAS Points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE from seven GCSE (including Grade C / 4 in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language)

    AGC(SPS) allow individuals to enter RMAS up to the age of 29 and 11 months. After this candidates are considered on a case by case basis for an age waiver.

    More information can be sought after application.


    From 1 April 2019, the tests you take at the Assessment Centre will change :

    Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m

    2km run 10m 15s(multistage fitness test)

    More information about the fitness test


  • Officer training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.
  • Professional Recognition Awards from City and Guilds.Personal development opportunities to undertake degrees in HR Management or Business which include membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.


    Learn about rank progression here.


    You'll earn £26,504 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £31,857 a year.


    You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £66.54 once you have passed Army Officer Selection and rising to £79.

    98 per day once you’ve commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-

    free lump sum called a bounty.

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