Army Medical Services

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • Specialist
  • medical

Could you provide crucial medical scans on the front line or in a hospital? We’ll teach you how – and pay for your training too.

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 17 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsGCSE and UCAS points

The skills, qualifications and experience I have gained are invaluable and will last a lifetime.

As an Army Radiographer, you’ll help keep our soldiers and their families fit and healthy by carrying out scans and X-rays using modern medical equipment. You'll work in a range of environments, from large medical centres on Army bases and in intensive care units or emergency departments to field hospitals on operations abroad. You don't need to have a background in medicine – we’ll fund your professional training and teach you everything you need to know about being a radiographer and a soldier.

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

  • Get a fully recognised civilian qualification in Diagnostic Radiography

  • Help military medical teams diagnose and treat casualties worldwide

  • Work independently in a high-profile and important role

  • Learn and gain valuable management and leadership skills on top of your clinical role

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    STUDENT: Five GCSEs Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and two sciences 120 UCAS Points You must pass specialist Army Radiography selection

  • 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
Initial military training teaches you how to be a soldier. This covers everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. This 14-week course takes place at either Pirbright in Surrey or Winchester, Hampshire.

Step 2
You'll then take a three-year BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree at Birmingham City University. You will also be assigned to a Defence Medical Group Hospital where you will put your classroom learning to practical use. If you are already qualified as a Radiographer, you'll move straight to your new role with your unit.

Qualifications you could get after training

Army Radiographers have the potential to gain postgraduate qualifications throughout their career in areas such as Computed Tomography.

Pay & benefits

Earn £18,687 a year during training. When you have completed 26 weeks' service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first – your pay will rise to £23,496.

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.

More about the joining process