Army Officer Internship
Full-time; Up to two years
Start the adventure of a lifetime.
Ready to learn how to overcome physical and mental challenges? And develop leadership qualities and management skills? Join us as an Officer Intern. You’ll have unique, exceptional leadership training and experiences, as well as an unrivalled insight into the life of an Army Officer. You’ll have the same world-class leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as our Officers and then further training afterwards, depending on your role.
After training, you’ll spend 6 to 18 months attached to a regular Army unit, in the UK and on routine duties around the world, shadowing the daily role of an Army Officer, learning to lead a team of up to 30 soldiers. You can take up an internship before, during or after you go to University. You’ll be paid throughout and take part in sports, Adventurous Training and military training exercises but you will not deploy on operations.
To qualify, you must have a firm place to read a first degree at a University/College or have graduated within the last 2 years. You must also be aged between 17 years 10 months and 28 years old by mid- September of the year you will start training at Sandhurst and hold or be predicted to gain 72 UCAS points (or equivalent) and have 35 ALIS points, including a C/4 or above in English language, maths and a science or foreign language. You also need to pass a basic fitness test.
Set yourself up for life.
As an entry-level Officer, you’ll start your career in a position of management, commanding responsibility for your team of soldiers. You don’t need any experience to apply – through world-class training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, you’ll develop the transferrable leadership skills and qualifications you need to motivate and support your team.
Outside the Royal Military Academy, you’ll continue to learn and grow. Being an Officer is a global adventure, whether you’re leading expeditions, running operations abroad, or delivering humanitarian aid to communities in need.
During your training at Sandhurst, you’ll be an Officer Cadet, earning £27,818 a year. As you progress through our ranks, this will rise to £42,849 for a Captain, and £53,975 when you become a Major.
You’ll also receive 38 days’ annual leave every year (plus bank holidays and extra leave after operations), free medical and dental care, cheaper living costs, and free gym and sports facilities. And unless you're away on operations or training exercises, you'll normally work 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.