Physiotherapist Officer

Army Medical Services

At a glance

  • Officer
  • Specialist
  • medical

When troops get sick or injured, you get them moving in the right direction. A highly trained professional, you could deploy anywhere in the world.

  • The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £37,425Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 9 months to 33 years & 11 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details

One of the most testing and unique experiences of my career so far.

When troops get injured there’s a team of highly skilled medical personnel on hand to help them recover. As a Physiotherapist Officer, you use your expertise to treat and rehabilitate service personnel with musculoskeletal injuries. You also advise commanders on injuries and training. During operations, you may deploy anywhere in the world. You could work with a medical regiment or field hospital providing respiratory or critical care for wounded, injured or sick patients. The goal is to get our soldiers and officers fit and well so we have an active, capable Army.

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is responsible for maintaining the health of servicemen and women. The Corps is represented wherever British Soldiers are deployed, providing medical support to operations, exercises and adventurous training expeditions all over the world.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Work in harsh and challenging conditions

  • Build your clinical skills in a range of cutting-edge settings

  • Benefit from postgraduate training up to Masters level, depending on length of service

  • Explore opportunities to develop into other roles

  • Enjoy a wide range of sports and an excellent social life

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 9 months to 33 years & 11 months

  • Qualifications:

    Fully qualified physiotherapist registered with Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

    Postgraduate experience is preferred, but opportunities are available for newly qualified clinicians.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
Having successfully completed the Army Officer Selection process and Army Physiotherapist interview, you'll be awarded a place on the Commissioning Course Short at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. You are taught basic military, survival and weapon-handling skills, which prepare you for Army life. On completion of the course you will awarded a commission into the Army Medical Services.

Step 2
You will then attend the Army Medical Services Entry Officers' Course, which provides you with the specific knowledge required to begin your career as an Army Physiotherapist.

Qualifications you could get after training

All physiotherapists can gain postgraduate qualification throughout their career such as Society of Orthopaedic Medicine modules. You may also have the opportunity to study at MSc level.

Pay & benefits

Minimum starting salary of 37,425.

How to Apply

If you've got your qualifications, then apply online. Your application will be passed to our specialist team, who will help guide you through the process towards joining in this role. You'll need to pass a specialist skills interview to check that your skills are in line with our needs.

More about the joining process