Educational and Training Services Officer

Adjutant Generals Corps

“It's great seeing people advance.”

"my job involves teaching on the command, leadership and management courses for highly ranked soldiers"

To be the best, our people need excellent training. Educational & Training Services (ETS) Officers teach soldiers and officers valuable skills, ranging from coaching and cultural awareness to international relations. It’s a chance to help people achieve their potential and really see them progress. You’ll learn and advance yourself, taking qualifications right up to postgraduate level – all funded by us. You start by completing a PGCE and teaching a variety of subjects. Later, you can become an education consultant and develop training for the Army. You can be posted anywhere, gain transferable skills and build an incredible career.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop future commanders. Unlock their leadership potential.
  • Get real responsibility from day one.
  • Develop highly transferrable skills.
  • Study for fully-funded PGCE, PGDIP and MSc programmes.
  • Enjoy posting opportunities throughout the UK and abroad.

TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

Step 1
You begin with Officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which lasts for 44 weeks. You learn what’s expected of a British Army Officer and how to lead soldiers on and off the battlefield.


Step 2
Upon completion of the Commissioning Course you will attend the ETS Branch Training course at Worthy Down. During this course you begin the PGCE programme with Southampton University, this is also the first step towards gaining an MSc. During this course you will develop the skills required to deliver education and training to soldiers, both at home and deployed, you will also continue to develop officership skills and fitness

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 21 years - 29 years 11 months (older candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

QUALIFICATIONS: 72 UCAS Points from at least two A-level passes and 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from seven GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language)

A Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in any subject

FITNESS: 

Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
2km run 10m 15s(multistage fitness test)

More information about the fitness test

QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

Funded qualifications you can get after training:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip)
  • MSc in Adult Education
  • Cambridge English Language Teaching of Adults (CELTA)
  • Level 3 -5 Coaching and Mentoring

    RANK PROGRESSION

    Learn about rank progression here.

    PAY & BENEFITS

    REGULAR

    You'll earn £26,504 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £31,857 a year.

    RESERVE

    You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £66.54 once you have passed Army Officer Selection and rising to £79.98 per day once you’ve commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

    FROM THE FIELD

    “As a Learning Development Officer, my job involves teaching on the command, leadership and management courses for highly ranked soldiers. I'm also involved with the personal recovery unit which assists wounded, sick and injured soldiers.”

    TRAINING FOR THE ROLE

    Step 1
    First, you become an Officer over 44 weeks. All Army training will fit around your day job – and comes with pay and bonuses.


    Step 2
    Then, you’ll be assigned to an Army Education Centre that’s close to home, to do your induction training. In your first year, you’ll do a Junior Officer Leadership Package – a great addition to your Army and civilian CV. Later, you can take a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or apply to learn a foreign language. As an ETS Reserve Officer you can serve with other units and take courses including parachute training.:

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months

    180 / 72 UCAS Points from at least 2 A-level passes and 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from 7 GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language)

    A Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in any subject

    A qualified teacher (or set to be qualified in the next 12 months)

    You can enter the ETS Branch Reserves up to the age of 50 subject to medical fitness and Officer Selection boards

    FITNESS: 

    From 1 April 2019, the tests you take at the Assessment Centre will change:

    Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
    Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
    2km run 10m 15s(multistage fitness test)

    More information about the fitness test

    QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING

    • Fully-funded MSc (distance learning programme)
    • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
    • Qualifications in foreign languages

    RANK PROGRESSION

    Learn about rank progression here.

    PAY & BENEFITS

    REGULAR

    You'll earn £26,504 during your year of training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before commissioning and becoming a Second Lieutenant, on £31,857 a year.

    RESERVE

    You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £66.54 once you have passed Army Officer Selection and rising to £79.98 per day once you’ve commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-free lump sum called a bounty.

    FROM THE FIELD

    “As a Learning Development Officer, my job involves teaching on the command, leadership and management courses for highly ranked soldiers. I'm also involved with the personal recovery unit which assists wounded, sick and injured soldiers.”

    HOW TO APPLY?

    Once your online application has been approved, you'll have an interview with a recruiter, who will talk to you about the corps that you would like to join. You'll have the chance to learn more about your chosen corps, although you won't make your final decision until you're in training at Sandhurst.