At a glance
From supporting the soldiers on patrol to advising Generals and politicians, Military Intelligence Operatives get to work wherever they can make a difference.
- £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
- £30,769Your pay after completing basic trade training
- AgeFrom 17 years & 9 months to 35 years & 6 months
- QualificationsGCSEs or equivalent
The Army really got behind me from the start and gave me opportunities to advance my career.
As an Intelligence Operative you'll gather and analyse information that helps senior commanders make important decisions. You'll work in variety of roles and settings, from headquarters units to government departments, becoming a subject-matter expert in a country or an enemy threat. You could write reports that inform commanders and politicians, patrol with the Infantry to learn about the local situation, or brief a commanding officer in the UK about a cyber attack. It's a varied and fascinating role with masses of opportunity for development.
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.
Many opportunities exist within Military Intelligence, for example deploying with the infantry providing intelligence support as part of a crisis response team in the Caribbean.
Become an expert in an area of military intelligence
Get the opportunity to specialise throughout your career
Use your analysis and assessment to influence high-level decision-making
Work in a high-security environment
Gain valuable qualifications, including university degrees
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Regular (full time)
From 17 years & 9 months to 35 years & 6 months
GCSE Grade A–C/9-4, or Scottish National 5 grade A-C, in Maths, English Language and 3 other subjects.
(These 3 must be academic subjects including: History, Geography, Science (Science double counts as 2 GCSEs) Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Business Studies, or any language qualification).
Basic physical fitness assessment:
Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
MSFT (beep test) level 6.6
Training for the role
Initial military training teaches you how to be a soldier, everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. This 14-week course takes place at either Pirbright in Surrey or Winchester, Hampshire.
You'll do your 15-week Phase 2 Training at the Joint Intelligence Training Group near Bedford. You develop analytical and intelligence-briefing skills to prepare you to deploy anywhere in the world. On successful completion of this course you will attempt your Junior Command and Leadership course to promote to the rank of Lance Corporal.
Qualifications you could get after training
Level 4 NVQ
All your training will go towards degree level credits in Intelligence and International Relations
Pay & benefits
Earn £18,687 during training.
On completion of Phase 2 training you will join your unit as a Lance Corporal earning £30,769 a year.
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.