Operator Technical Intelligence

Intelligence Corps

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • intelligence

Analyse intercepted communications, become a language expert and advise commanders on some of the most highly sensitive operations.

  • £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

My job involves taking a wide variety of technical information, analysing it and turning it into meaningful intelligence.

You'll specialise in intercepting and analysing communications, working with complex, state-of-the-art computers and equipment. You'll probably learn to speak a foreign language to a high level, with the option to specialise in an area like communications or cyber warfare. You don't need a technical background and you don't have to speak any foreign languages to apply - you'll be paid to learn on the job. You'll normally be employed in the UK, in a range of locations and environments, with some overseas deployments.  If you are already multilingual, we could enhance these skills, and there may be opportunities to use your languages in support of operations.

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

  • Apply language, communications, data analysis and cyber skills to support highly sensitive operations

  • Use cutting-edge IT systems

  • Work in a high-security environment

  • Gain valuable, advanced qualifications

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Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 17 years & 9 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    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

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
Your initial basic military training teaches you how to be a soldier, covering everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. This training will be at Pirbright, Surrey, or Winchester, Hampshire.

Step 2
Phase 2 training takes place at the Defence Intelligence Training Group near Bedford. You'll do an initial 15-week course in the foundations of technical intelligence analysis. On successful completion of this, you'll progress on to the Junior Command and Leadership course to promote to the rank of Lance Corporal. You will then receive additional training in analysis and/or cyber skills and/or an operational language. This training will take between three and 18 months. If you are going on to be a linguist, you will undertake a further 18 months of intensive language training.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Recognised Language Qualification

  • You will receive recognition in terms of pay and there is the potential that you will gain qualifications in cyber security

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.

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