Am i qualified enough to be a Army Officer applicant?

Signallers

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#1
Right, 5 GCSE's C and above, 3 A Levels and soon to possibly have a University Degree, haven't decided yet what i want to study at University.

Is this adequate enough to be a British Army Officer Applicant?
 
#4
Then yes.
 

Signallers

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#5
Will it make any difference if i get a degree or not?
 
#6
No, but it might make a difference to your future in general. Ruperts don't always last and need to look to their future careers and prospects.
 

Signallers

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#7
Okay it's BSc Honours Degree in Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Management!
 
#10
Whilst that is a degree which has a relevance of sorts to the life of a soldier and even an officer the question of protecting your future options seems unanswered by such a qualification.

Oooo Matron is entirely correct. Many officers do not make an entire career out of the army. Consider your situation carefully.

Is what you plan enough to clear the academic requirements for entry to Sandhurst ? Yes, but there is a lot more to it than that.
 
#13
Er,aye.as long as yer leave the maps alone.
As stated, even though you may soon be the proud owner of a Master's in Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Management, as a regular officer you will NEVER be qualified to map read. Hard, but true! However, if you ask your Platoon Sergeant nicely he may let you hold a map occassionaly, to impress the Troops.
 
#14
As stated, even though you may soon be the proud owner of a Master's in Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Management, as a regular officer you will NEVER be qualified to map read. Hard, but true! However, if you ask your Platoon Sergeant nicely he may let you hold a map occassionaly, to impress the Troops.
And in return the Platoon OC may teach the Platoon Sgt how to spell 'occasionally'.
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#15
SNCOs don't have to read maps or make plans, they just get to sneer at officers for ******* it up. Having said that, with 280 UCAS points you will be fine but your degree choice is crap: it won't add any great value to your application and it won't get you a job at Morgan Stanley when the army says goodbye after five years; I'd give that some more thought if I were you.
 
#16
Have to agree with the general consensus, your degree choice is dogs eggs. Think about the medium term as well, would your PE degree be of any use after, say, 8 years service?
 
#17
SNCOs don't have to read maps or make plans, they just get to sneer at officers for ******* it up.
...but we do it so well and with such gusto.

The punkie one is absolutely right, that's a profoundly worthless degree. PPE, now, or Greats....
 
#19
Degree choice is irrelevant outside technical branches. I have met
RN warfare officer - Theatre & Mime
Tankie - Medieval History
RAF Fighter controller-maritime transport
Cav-Russian & German, another Ancient History

There are many other examples, I met a signals officer who was a qualified dentist

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