Royal Military Academy

Sandhurst

PREPARING FOR EXCELLENCE

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers. During training, all officer cadets learn to live by the academy’s motto:

‘Serve to Lead’

Other Nations choose to send their personnel to RMAS for Officer training because it is recognised as a world-leading military training academy.

Army Officer Selection Board

The Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) is the interview process through which you are selected to train at Sandhurst.

Applying to AOSB does not commit you to joining the British Army.

AOSB takes place in Westbury near Warminster. They are part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Group and the two organisations work closely together to develop the process of selecting suitable individuals to train at Sandhurst. 

You can find out more about AOSB on this page Army Jobs website.

Officer Training

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the home of the British Army Officer. 

Training at the Academy is challenging but ultimately rewarding. You will leave knowing you've excelled at one of the world's most revered military training academies.

There are several different types of Officer training that are delivered at Sandhurst.

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Junior Staff Centre

The JSC is based in Warminster. It Delivers tactical command and staff education to officers in Career Stage 1  and prepare them for future employment.  

Junior Officers' Tactical  Awareness Course (JOTAC)

Four-week-long fully residential course  The course is to be attended by all Direct Entry Lieutenants as a pre-requisite for promotion to substantive Captain.  
 

Junior Command and Staff Course

Fully residential six-week-long course

Community Engagement

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst provides a range of excellent leadership training opportunities available to the public.

From inviting school students in for a STEM Careers Event to hosting a conference on Leading Successfully Through Change.

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Education

Academic study is an integral part in developing effective and professional military leaders.

The courses provided by the Faculty for the study of Leadership, Security, and Warfare (LSW) Departments are purposely designed to develop an officer’s understanding and analysis of the human, operational and strategic context in which they will work.

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University Officers' Training Corps - UOTC

Sandhurst also offers a part-time leadership programme for those studying at university. Gain insight into Army life, from military exercises to skiing expeditions. By joining a University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) which are located across the UK it can help develop you, give you access to training, sport and travel opportunities.

It can give you a real insight into being part of the British Army.

Plus you get paid for your time and it does not commit you to join the Army after university.

Find out more here

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International Engagement

Sandhurst delivers a variety of leadership development training to a wide number of countries across the globe.  

From international cadets attending the 44-week commissioning course to academics delivering training in-country.

International Engagement

University Officers' Training Corps

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University Officers' Training Corps - UOTC

Sandhurst also offers a part-time leadership programme for those studying at university. Gain insight into Army life, from military exercises to skiing expeditions. By joining a University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) which are located across the UK it can help develop you, give you access to training, sport and travel opportunities.

It can give you a real insight into being part of the British Army.

Plus you get paid for your time and it does not commit you to join the Army after university.

 

Find out more about joining a UOTC

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ARMY OFFICER INTERNSHIP

Spend a challenging and rewarding year with the Army as a young officer, before, during, or after you go to university. 

You should apply between August and December to start the following September.

You will receive the same world-class leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as our Army Reserve Officers and then further training afterward, depending on your role. You will then spend 6 to 18 months attached to a regular Army unit, in the UK and on routine duties around the world, shadowing the daily role of an Army Officer, learning to lead up to 30 troops.

ARMY OFFICER INTERNSHIP

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Sandhurst Trust

We have a strong Alumni, who regularly attend reunions and events at Sandhurst.

To become part of the Alumni, Officer Cadets can join the Sandhurst Trust, either during or after their training.

Sandhurst Trust

Preparing for the Challenge

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Annual Pace Sticking Competition returns to Sandhurst

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) has hosted its annual Pace Sticking Competition which took place on Tuesday 13th October. This year was very different from the norm; with COVID-19 causing travel restrictions for international teams and strict government guidelines to be adhered to on social distancing.

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British Army to resume training

The Army is now planning the phased re-start of training across its establishments. Essential training has continued in order to maintain critical operational outputs. Where this is necessary, such activity has been conducted in line with Government guidance as far as possible.

History is made

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