At a glance
Command some of the most capable soldiers in the British Army, directing analytical capability to inform the decision-makers.
- £28,861The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
- £34,690Your pay after completing basic trade training
- AgeFrom 17 years & 9 months to 28 years & 11 months
- QualificationsGCSE and UCAS points
I can't imagine another role that would give me the chance to affect the decisions of military and government leaders.
You'll lead a team of specialist soldiers in identifying threats, opportunities and new information that supports commanders in charge of thousands of soldiers. As your career progresses you could find yourself working with frontline units, senior officers at headquarters and even government ministers at a strategic level. You'll get the opportunity to specialise in a particular field, like surveillance or imagery and could get the chance to learn a foreign language to a high level.
The Intelligence Corps is responsible for information gathering and intelligence analysis. Modern military operations are dependent on the provision of highly accurate and timely intelligence. To provide this, our analysts are embedded in all parts of the Military to ensure that the Army's operations are successful. Although we are one of the smallest parts of the Army, our analysts have a monumental impact on decision making, straight out of training.
Learn military skills, leadership and management at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Get specialist training in technical intelligence skills and concepts
Challenge yourself physically and mentally
Work in a high-security environment with enhanced security clearance
Help make decisions of national importance
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Regular (full time)
From 17 years & 9 months to 28 years & 11 months years
72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including a minimum grade C/4 in English, Maths and a science or foreign language).
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
MSFT (beep test) level 8.07
Training for the role
You begin with Officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which lasts for 44 weeks. You learn what’s expected of a British Army Officer and how to lead soldiers on and off the battlefield.
Next you go on to a specialist course that prepares you to lead Intelligence Corps soldiers. As well as leadership skills you learn about the activities of the Intelligence Corps, including the operational and counter-intelligence roles.
Qualifications you could get after training
All your training will go towards degree level credits in Intelligence and International Relations
Pay & benefits
You'll earn £28,861 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £34,690 a year.
How to Apply
Once your online application has been approved, you'll have an interview with a recruiter, who will talk to you about the corps that you would like to join. You'll have the chance to learn more about your chosen corps, although you won't make your final decision until you're in training at Sandhurst.