WHAT IS LEAD FIRST?
Train and serve as a full time officer in the Army Reserve for up to 12 months. You'll spend time learning at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (8 weeks), before commissioning, and being given responsibility for leading and managing soldiers. You'll be given lots of activities and experiences on the programme to help you develop your leadership skills.
Lead First officers are given a Full Time Reserve Service contract, and will be paid, as well as be given food and accomodation while on the scheme.
Once you've finished the programme, you'll have the option to carry on serving as an officer in the Army Reserve if you want.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The Lead First scheme is open to people with no previous Army Reserve service and those already serving in the Army Reserve, including those who have recently earned a commission in the Army Reserve.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Register for an account
Step 2: Fill out the online application form
This should only take a few minutes.
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DID YOU KNOW?
If you're planning a gap year after school, and have already found a place at university, you could take part in our Gap Year scheme, which will let you experience life as a officer (and get paid too!)