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Officers in armed forces

Average National Salaries (2013)

Age 20

£13,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£63,440 pile of coins

Age 50

£80,080 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £59,800

What does this career do?

Officers in armed forces serve as commissioned officers in Her Majesty’s armed forces, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; plan, direct, organise and administer military operations; and perform duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.

Typical tasks

  • advises and provides information on military aspects of defence policy
  • plans, directs and co-ordinates military training and manoeuvres
  • supervises the operation of military units and monitors the activities of junior officers, NCOs and other ranks
  • plans, directs and administers aid to civilian authorities as requested or when faced with civil disorder, natural disaster or other emergency.

Current entry requirements

Entry to a commission in the UK armed forces is possible with GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, or with higher academic qualifications, or by promotion from NCO or other rank. Each arm of the forces has different age restrictions. Candidates must pass a medical examination and interview.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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