Nationwide, Around £31,000 upon completion of training

  • Salary: Around £31,000 upon completion of training​.

    Discover an exceptional career

    Become a British Army Officer and you’ll have the responsibility of leading your team to help make the world a safer, better place. It’s not easy to lead – but the rewards are exceptional, the challenge is incredible and there’s no single bigger adventure in life. There’s nothing more rewarding than changing the world for the better, and no feeling more powerful than finding and fulfilling your purpose in life. This is why we lead.

    What it takes – and where we can take you

    What we look for in our Officers are leadership potential, a sense of purpose and the drive to succeed. With these qualities in place, we can give you the training you need to go far, taking your education, skills and abilities and helping you shape them into something amazing. From the moment you join the Army, you’ll be set on a clear path for promotion and progression, receiving all the support and opportunity you need to rise through our ranks and realise your potential.

    Become a British Army Officer and you’ll:

    • Earn a starting salary upwards of £31,000 (after training)
    • Receive subsided accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
    • Receive free medical and dental health cover
    • Have continuous access to promotional opportunities in order to continually progress your career
    • Have the opportunity to earn valuable professional qualifications
    • Take part in adventurous training and be able to play your favourite sports

    The Army also offers financial support for its future leaders, with a range of Army Undergraduate Bursaries starting from £6,000, available to those interested in joining the Army as an Officer after university.

    Becoming a British Army Officer

    Starting your journey at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, you’ll learn all the skills you need to be an Officer – from weapons handling to outdoor survival – as well as what it takes to lead your team to tackle any challenge. Then, once you commission, you’ll take charge of 30 soldiers and begin the specialist training you need to be an expert in your role – whether that’s engineering, intelligence gathering or piloting an Apache helicopter.

    From skiing in the Alps to white-water rafting in Colorado, you’ll take part in adventurous training around the world, while earning a competitive salary and enjoying all the benefits that come with Army life, from sports and state-of-the-art training facilities to earning valuable professional qualifications.

  • We were all born to do great things. To overcome. To empower. To change. This is why we lead. Find where you belong. Apply to become an Army Officer.


    The biggest team you’ll ever join. The most important job you’ll ever do. A place to realise your potential – and make a real difference in the world. From preventing terrorism to providing humanitarian aid to people in need, the British Army is driven to make the world a safer, better place.

    At the heart of everything we do are our Officers, making split-second decisions in critical situations, often in demanding conditions. They command some of the best soldiers in the world, setting a benchmark for success and supporting their team to overcome any challenge.


      Leading from the front. Putting your team first. Doing something that really matters. For everyone that knows they want more from their career than the average nine-to-five can offer, there’s another option; becoming a British Army Officer.

      Our Officers provide the Army with the leadership and direction we need to overcome pressing challenges in the UK and across the globe. There’s no better feeling than earning the trust of their team and empowering them to be the best they can be – and there’s no bigger reward than having the purpose to make the world a safer, better place.


      Always leading from the front, whether on the front line, on land, sea or in the air, in a combat role, in a supporting role or working in a headquarters. There are a number of different Officer roles in the Army and each one plays a vital part in our success, at home and overseas.

      With or without a degree, there’s opportunity for you here: if you’ve the potential, drive and determination, we’ll provide you with all the training you need to lead some of the best soldiers in the world.

      Working with state-of-the-art technology and being set on a path of rewarding career progression right from the moment you join, being part of the British Army gives you the opportunity to work for a dynamic, innovative, supportive employer and enjoy one of the most meaningful jobs in the world.

    • Life in the Army - Jo, Captain

      The Army has been part of my life since I was a kid. I joined the cadets at 12, did the two year course at Welbeck at 16, and then went on to an Army sponsored engineering degree at Aston University. Having the support of the Army while I was at university was brilliant and already having a confirmed place at Sandhurst gave me great job security.

      I really enjoyed my year at Sandhurst. It was great to learn with a platoon of like-minded people. We encouraged and pushed each other - and all got through the hard times together. Although I commissioned three years ago, I still feel like I am learning every day. My experiences to date have taught me understanding and passion are key to getting the best out of the people you work with.