Minimum of £34,690 a year
Deal with the unexpected.
As an accredited Pharmacist, you’ll have the medical knowledge and experience to advise senior commanders on the use and management of medications. You’ll give guidance on distributing medical supplies and pharmaceutical care in Defence Medical Group Hospital Units (DMG), advise GPs in primary care and give pharmaceutical support to overseas bases. Whether it’s during conflict or other operations, you’ll typically deploy with a field hospital and provide a dispensing and ward-based clinical service. There will be lots of opportunity to develop your clinical skills, knowledge and experience.
To qualify, you must be between 17 years 9 months and 36 years and 11 months. You’ll need an accredited degree in pharmacy (MPharm, BPharm, BSc) and to be a registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You’ll also need to pass a basic fitness test.
Start the adventure of a lifetime.
During your training at Sandhurst, you’ll be an Officer Cadet, earning £27,818 a year. As you progress through our ranks, this will rise to £42,849 for a Captain, and £53,975 when you become a Major.
You’ll also receive 30 days’ annual leave every year (plus bank holidays and extra leave after operations), free medical and dental care, cheaper living costs, and free gym and sports facilities. And unless you're away on operations or training exercises, you'll normally work 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
As an entry-level Officer, you’ll start your career in a position of management, commanding responsibility for your team of soldiers. You don’t need any experience to apply – through world-class training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, you’ll develop the transferrable leadership skills and qualifications you need to motivate and support your team.
Outside the Royal Military Academy, you’ll continue to learn and grow through adventurous training and international travel. Being an Officer is a global adventure, whether you’re leading expeditions, running operations abroad, or delivering humanitarian aid to communities in need.