You should be between 17 years, 9 months and 28 years, 11 months to apply.
Regular Officers are full time Officers, who usually live and work on military bases. After completing your training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, you'll be leading from the front and caring for your soldiers.
You don’t need to have a degree to become an Army officer – just good A levels, or equivalent. In fact you can even study for one while serving if you choose.
Life in the Army is challenging, but the rewards are unparalleled: progression has been constant and there's never a day when I'm not learning. I live and work with my friends, lead a capable team and get to represent my regiment at skiing.
Why join as an Officer?
Make a real difference
From preventing terrorism to providing humanitarian aid to people in need.
Responsibility from day 1
Officers make split-second decisions, often in demanding conditions.
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
You'll receive some of the best leadership and management training in the world.
Whether you’re joining as an Officer or a Soldier the Army is there to support you as you learn and develop.
The Army offers a range of financial support packages, bursaries and scholarships to selected officer candidates during further and higher education. All applicants for bursaries or scholarships must meet the officer eligibility standards and pass the Army Officer Selection Board.
Can I Apply?
Find out if you're eligible to apply to join the Army as an Officer.Can I Apply?
The Army has a range of bursary and scholarships available to those planning on a career as an Officer.Bursaries & Scholarships
Army Officer Internships
Spend a challenging and rewarding year with the Army as a young officer, before, during or after you go to university.
The Internship is the opportunity to experience the role of an Army Officer for 6 to 18-months before, during or after University.
You will receive the same world class leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as our Army Reserve Officers and then further training afterwards, depending on your role. You will then 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 up to 30 troops.
You will be paid throughout and take part in sports, adventurous training and military training exercises but you will not deploy on operations.
An Officer Internship offers unique and exceptional leadership training and experience, as well as an unrivalled insight into the life of an Army Officer. Once you have completed your internship, you can elect to remain in the Army, as a Reservist or regular Army Officer, or you can choose a completely different career path.
Skills you'll gain include:
Learning how to overcome physical and mental challenges
Developing your leadership qualities and gaining key management skills
You do not have to continue serving in the Army after your internship, but we do hope that you will. You will be qualified to continue to serve as an officer in the Army Reserve both during and after university; or you can complete the Regular Commissioning Course if you'd like to serve as a full-time Army Officer.
Learn more about what happens when you go to the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB)AOSB
Find out more about what to expect when you head off to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.Sandhurst
We regularly hold events to help people thinking about a career as an Army officer understand more about what life as an officer is like.
Currently these are being held online. Hear from Platoon Commanders and Officer Cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, as well as serving junior Officers at an insight day, or get a closer look at Army life from a female perspective at one of our online presentations.