Royal Military Police Soldier

Adjutant General’s Corps

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When you join the Royal Military Police (RMP), you'll also be a soldier, which means you get to travel worldwide, get great qualifications and have a varied and interesting job.

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £30,769Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details
RMP on exercise


Policing is a very important job in the Armed Forces. The Royal Military Police (RMP) uphold law within the Army, in the UK and abroad. As a member of the Army's policing team, you'll get to travel the world and support operations. It all starts with first-class training – first as a soldier and then in policing. When you finish, you'll be promoted to Lance Corporal. You'll know how to gather evidence and look after detainees. What's more, you can take specialist courses and qualifications. These are recognised by the civilian police. That means a great CV and an exciting future.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Get promotion to Lance Corporal on completion of Phase 2 Training.

  • Deploy on operations.

  • Work in varied locations in the UK and abroad.

  • Gain level 3 diploma in Defence Knowledge of Policing and Home Office-approved policing qualifications.

  • Undertake a wide variety of soldiering and military police specialist courses.

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 6 months to 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

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

Training for the role

Step 1
First, you become a highly skilled soldier on the 14-week basic training course.

Step 2
You take 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 all makes for a great CV that can take you far, inside or outside the Army.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 3 diploma in Defence Knowledge of Policing

  • Home Office-approved policing qualifications

Pay & benefits

Earn £18,687 during training. When you join your unit as a Lance Corporal your pay rises to £30,769.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

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