ALS is a branch of the Adjutant General's Corps within the British Army. We only recruit solicitors, barristers and advocates qualified in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
To begin your application, please click here. Please ensure that you specify in the online application that you wish to join as a Professionally Qualified Officer (PQO).
As a minimum, please ensure that any application contains the following details:
You are required to provide a CV and covering letter which will be considered alongside all other applicants. The National Recruiting Centre will contact you, via email, once the closing date for applications has passed regarding the interview. Please note that we are unable to give feedback for unsuccessful applicants.
Following the interview stage, up to 18 individuals per year will be invited to attend the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) in Westbury, Wiltshire. If successful, candidates will be offered a 12 year Commission (with a 3 year initial probationary period) with the Army Legal Services. This offer is subject to suitable medical, security and referee clearances.
For a confidential discussion about legal roles in the Army, please contact Rinu Sangha on 07753 440 902 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Candidates should be aware that a career in the ALS is much more than a change in employer; it is a way of life. Some reasons you may wish to join the ALS are:
ALS hold Insight Visits, several times a year, at the Adjutant General's Corps Headquarters, Worthy Down, Winchester, SO21 2RG. These are designed to give prospective candidates an opportunity to find out more about a career in ALS and the application and training process.
During the ALS Insight Visit you will stay overnight in the Officers' Mess, visit a Court Martial Centre and meet some serving ALS officers in a relaxed environment.
Insight Visits are open to all interested law students, Solicitors, Barristers and Advocates who are qualified in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and who have expressed an interest in joining ALS in writing to the National Recruiting Centre as per contact details below.
Attendance is not mandatory as part of the ALS recruiting process but, attendance is strongly encouraged and demonstrates in genuine interest in joining ALS.
If you are interested in attending an Insight Visit or wish to find out more about joining ALS please contact Helen Reed on 0121 633 6409 (email email@example.com) or Rinu Sangha on 07753 440 902 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).