Wanted: Future Officers
If you are over 15 and want to become a Regular Army Officer, you could apply for either a Sixth Form Scholarship or a place at Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College. These scholarships gives financial support to students while they study for their A levels, and secures their place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst once they finish school or university.
Army Officer Scholarship Scheme (AOSS)The Army offers a Sixth Form Scholarship to talented students who have good Regular Army Officer potential. Only 100 scholarships are awarded each year across the whole country so competition is tough.
Scholarships are awarded on merit, irrespective of your background or method of schooling. There are two Army Scholarship Competitions each year. You need to be aged between 16 - 16 years 6 months to apply for either the Spring, or Autumn Competition dependant on your date of birth. Closing dates apply.
You will need 46 ALIS points (43 in Scotland) from seven GCSE subjects. If you pass the officer selection process and are accepted, you will be paid £1500 a year in your final two years of school. You'll also be given a provisional place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst once you finish school or university.