British Army
graduate job
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Royal Signals Officer

Job description

Be the one others turn to. Be responsible. Be trusted with the safety of the nation. Become a Communications Troop Officer in the British Army, and you’ll be doing something that really matters. Leading a troop of key military players in our national defence. Helping to make the world a safer, better place in the digital age.

The Royal Signals are the Army's professional communicators. Everywhere the Army deploys, the Royals Signals go as well. Reliable, secure communications are a vital requirement in every military situation. From setting up complex information and radio networks under fire or during humanitarian missions, to providing 3G networks for multinational forces – the Royal Signals tackle a wide range of operations, in times of peace and conflict.

You could be commanding your soldiers to establish communication networks in the field, and coordinating cyber-attacks on the enemy. Wherever the Army takes you, it will be your job to keep the data and analysis flowing, keeping us a step ahead.

Become a Communications Troop Officer and you’ll receive:

  • A starting salary of around £27,200 which will rise to around £33,436 upon completion of one year's training
  • Subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
  • Free medical and dental health cover
  • Support to achieve a BSc in Communication Management during your training
  • (further distance learning required)
  • Sponsorship to study for valuable professional qualifications, including postgraduate degrees in science or engineering, and Chartered Practitioner status
  • Opportunities to continually progress your career
  • Adventurous Training, and the chance to play your favourite sports or take up a new one

Find where you belong
Your Army career starts at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. You’ll learn the skills you need to become an Officer – from weapons handling to outdoor survival – to what it takes to lead your team in a range of hostile situations, anywhere in the world.

Once you’ve commissioned, you’ll take charge of 40 or more soldiers. Then, you’ll begin the specialist training to apply your IT and technical skills in a military context.

You’ll take part in Adventurous Training around the world, from skiing in the Alps to white-water rafting in Colorado. All while you’re earning a starting salary of around £32,800 (after training). You’ll also enjoy a fantastic range of benefits that come with Army life, from sports and state-of-the-art training facilities, to earning valuable professional qualifications.

Army Undergraduate Bursaries
Whether you’re about to embark on your degree or you’re already studying, you could benefit from an Army Undergraduate Bursary, from £6,000 - £24,000. Just show us you’ve got what it takes to join us as an Officer when you graduate. Find out more information here.

What we are looking for

What we look for in our Officer cadets is leadership potential, a sense of purpose and the drive to do great things. With these qualities in place, we can give you the training you need to take your skills and abilities and shape them into something amazing – whether you’re fresh out of school, have a university education, are professionally qualified or already building a career.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

East Midlands
East of England
North East England
North West England
South East England
South West England
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber

Salary will rise to around £33,436 upon completion of one year's training

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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 August 2022

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Closing date:  31 August 2022

Expires12 days

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