Intelligence Officer

Intelligence Corps

At a glance

  • Officer
  • intelligence

Command some of the most capable soldiers in the British Army, directing analytical capability to inform the decision-makers.

  • £31,305The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £37,425Your 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. 

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Key Responsibilities

  • 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)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 9 months to 28 years & 11 months

  • Qualifications:

    72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including a minimum grade C/4, Scottish National 5 Grade C, in English, Maths and a science or foreign language), or equivalent qualifications.

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 8.07

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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 £31,305 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £37,425 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.

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