HR Officer

Adjutant Generals Corps

"AN ARMY CAREER IN HR GIVES ME SKILLS FOR NOW, SKILLS FOR LATER."

"NO ONE DAY IS THE SAME. I AM CONSISTENTLY BUILDING UP VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. A TYPICAL DAY INCLUDES BREAKFAST WITH MY FELLOW OFFICERS, LEADING PHYSICAL TRAINING, DELIVERING HR SUPPORT AND SPORT. IN THE EVENING I DINE WITH THE OTHER OFFICERS AND ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE. I FEEL PART OF SOMETHING THAT IS BIGGER THAN MYSELF. "

Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) Branch exists to deliver THE personnel administrative capability in support of the wider Army. As a HR Officer - Detachment Commander, you are given significant responsibility from day 1. You'll command, lead and manage 18 highly motivated and bright soldiers in the delivery of personnel administration. HR Officer in the Army offers variety, travel and transferable skills.

A real job everyday, your impact can be seen across the organisation, whilst concurrently building professional qualifications and accreditation. With CIPD recognised training you will truly build a CV that gives you skills for now and skills for later.

Training For The Role

Step 1
First, you spend 44 weeks training at the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Step 2
Then you go on the Detachment Commanders’ course, which lasts 11 weeks. It’s affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). You’ll learn about the different HR roles that your soldiers will perform and prepare for your first posting as a fully-fledged HR expert.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 29 years 11 months
Qualifications: AGC(SPS) allow individuals to enter RMAS up to the age of 29 and 11 months. After this candidates are considered on a case by case basis for an age waiver. More information can be sought after application.
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

Officer training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.

Professional Recognition Awards from City and Guilds.

Personal development opportunities to undertake degrees in HR Management or Business which include membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Rank Progression

 Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

“The job gives great variety and the opportunity to serve with any Unit in the British Army. I'm currently serving with an Armoured Infantry Battalion and the lifestyle is fantastic. The work is interesting and challenging with plenty of opportunity for sport and adventure training. I have developed my leadership skills commanding soldiers on operations in Afghanistan where my professional competence developed tenfold.”

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.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You'll already be a trained officer, as an ex regular, so won't need to complete the Reserve Officer Course

Step 2
Once you rejoin, you'll go to the home of the Adjutant General’s Corps in Winchester for administration, finance and IT training.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 11 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points at GCSE, (including a minimum grade C/4 in English, Maths and a science or foreign language). To join as a Reservist, you need to be an ex-Regular officer who has already completed the RAO course.

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

Officer training is accredited by the Defence Awarding Organisation, Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute, ranging from Levels 4 to 7.

Pay and Benefits

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.

More about Reserve benefits

From the Field

“The job gives great variety and the opportunity to serve with any Unit in the British Army. I'm currently serving with an Armoured Infantry Battalion and the lifestyle is fantastic. The work is interesting and challenging with plenty of opportunity for sport and adventure training. I have developed my leadership skills commanding soldiers on operations in Afghanistan where my professional competence developed tenfold.”

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.