Biomedical Scientist

Army Medical Service

This is available as a full time Army role.
This is available as a part time Army role.

REWARDING WORK, HELPING SAVE LIVES

"THE ADRENALINE RUSH YOU GET PREPARING EMERGENCY O NEG BLOOD, KNOWING YOU HAVE A CASUALTY EN ROUTE, IS INTENSE"
As one of the Army's Biomedical Scientists, you'll work with medical officers in military and NHS hospital laboratories. Yours is a vital role – you diagnose diseases by testing blood samples. Although you’re normally based in the UK you also get the chance to go on operational tours with units around the world.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.

Step 2
You'll then start studying for a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science at the Royal College of Defence Medicine in Birmingham and Aston University.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications:

5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above (including Maths, English Language and a Science subject)

Typically ABB-BBB at A Level (or equivalent) including Biology or Human Biology. Chemistry at A/AS Level is welcomed but not essential.

Full entry criteria details are available on the Aston University website.

Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
  • 2km run 12m
  • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8
More information about the fitness test

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

All Biomedical Scientists can gain postgraduate qualifications throughout their career. You may also have the opportunity to study Biomedical Science at MSc level.

Rank Progression

Learn about rank progression here.

Pay and Benefits

From the Field

"The adrenaline rush you get preparing emergency O Neg blood, knowing you have a casualty en route, is intense. When you see that person starting to recover, it's very rewarding knowing you contributed to that.”

HOW TO APPLY

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

Training For The Role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.

Step 2
You'll then start studying for a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science at the Royal College of Defence Medicine in Birmingham and Aston University.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 9 months - 49 years 6 months
Fitness:
  • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
  • 2km run 12m
  • MSFT (beep test) level 5.8
More information about the fitness test
Qualifications: <p>5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above (including Maths, English Language and a Science subject). Typically ABB-BBB at A Level (or equivalent) including Biology or Human Biology. Chemistry at A/AS Level is welcomed but not essential.</p> <p>Full entry criteria details are available on the <a href="https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/lhs/biomedical-sciences">Aston University</a> website.</p>

Qualifications You Could Get After Training

On successful entry into the Army Medical Services Reserve you will be eligible to apply for consideration in CPD for Professional Qualifications commensurate to Role within with the Army Medical Services.

Pay and Benefits

You’ll be paid on a daily rate commensurate to your qualifications 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 adrenaline rush you get preparing emergency O Neg blood, knowing you have a casualty en route, is intense. When you see that person starting to recover, it's very rewarding knowing you contributed to that.”

HOW TO APPLY

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre, you’ll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

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