Pay at Sandhurst

#1
Afternoon all,

I was wondering if anyone could answer a questions I have regarding pay while at Sandhurst.

As I understand it as a graduate I would be starting on £24,615 during training and then £29,586 afterwards.

But I was wondering while at Sandhurst, what deductions your pay faces for board and food, etc?

Does anyone know the take home salary at the end of each month while at Sandhurst?

Thanks for the help. :salut:
 
#4
I'd say that any amount that you can afford to pay would be gratefully accepted in these straitened times.

And thank you for your kind offer, it's not every day we meet up with a cadet as generous as you appear to be.

Or have I got it wrong again?

tac
 
#6
Tell the young'uns that a quarter of your pay went on food and accom and another quarter on tax and NI and they won't believe you. Then most of the rest went on your Mess bill.
 
#7
We used to have a 'voluntary' £X taken for tea and cakes supplied at 11:00 - if you weren't there or didn't get them tough luck because you still got charged - and don't even think about asking not to be charged.....also wasn't there another voluntary charge in lieu of Council Tax (9p per day jumps to mind)

S_R
 
#8
You should find that food's free, since it's a training establishment. Certainly was when I was there.
I thought it was still deducted centrally, then Pay as you Dine in your unit. Happy to be corrected, though.
 
#9
We used to have a 'voluntary' £X taken for tea and cakes supplied at 11:00 - if you weren't there or didn't get them tough luck because you still got charged - and don't even think about asking not to be charged.....also wasn't there another voluntary charge in lieu of Council Tax (9p per day jumps to mind)

S_R
We got our tea and stickies at tea time not elevenses.
 
#10
Thanks folks but I was really hoping there would be someone on here that may have been at RMAS in the last few years who would be able to say, every month I took home X amount during training. Thanks anyway!
 
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#12
It really comes down to how large you mess bill is every month. The ability to do drill, play rugby, deploy on exercise, etc, while maintaining the appearance of normality, despite a stinking hangover, really sorts the wheat from the chaff.

For a slightly more serious answer, as a graduate, surely you can work out what your take-home pay will be from open-source information? Once you have deducted tax, NI, food and accommodation (assuming they are applicable), and made reasonable assumptions on equipment expenses, you will have an indication of what is left. But think through what you are asking. Do you not think that £24K is enough while under training? Also, what advice would you give an NCO or soldier who came to you asking this? I suspect that you may counsel that routinely income should exceed outgoings by around 10%. You may also advise that much touted piece of advice of, 'how can you administer others if you cannot administer yourself?'

I hope this helps.
Love and hugs,
Logic
 
#15
Yes, but you're probably much cleverer than I am.
Someone on here will know who wrote this, 'Please forgive me for writing such a long letter. I didn't have time to write a shorter one.'

Found it: Blaire Pascal

Mes Reverends Peres, mes lettres n'avaient pas accoutume de se suivre de si pres, ni d'etre si etendues. Le peu de temps que j'ai eu a ete cause de l'un et de l'autre. Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte."
 

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#17
It really comes down to how large you mess bill is every month. The ability to do drill, play rugby, deploy on exercise, etc, while maintaining the appearance of normality, despite a stinking hangover, really sorts the wheat from the chaff.

For a slightly more serious answer, as a graduate, surely you can work out what your take-home pay will be from open-source information? Once you have deducted tax, NI, food and accommodation (assuming they are applicable), and made reasonable assumptions on equipment expenses, you will have an indication of what is left. But think through what you are asking. Do you not think that £24K is enough while under training? Also, what advice would you give an NCO or soldier who came to you asking this? I suspect that you may counsel that routinely income should exceed outgoings by around 10%. You may also advise that much touted piece of advice of, 'how can you administer others if you cannot administer yourself?'

I hope this helps.
Love and hugs,
Logic
Very clever reply but how is he supposed to work out his financial admin if he does not know what his likely income will be.

He knows what his pay is before deductions and I'm sure he can work out his income tax and NI deductions but he doesn't know about other deductions. He doesn't know if he has to pay Accom charges or food charges or anything else.

He is a grad he may already have significant financial commitments. In trying to find go info it seems to me he is trying to plan ahead and sort his affairs out.

Still it's ago is opportunity for a lot of smart arses to gob off.


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#18
Forgot to add its £800-900 take home for non grads, but that is getting scrapped on 1st April 13 and everyone is being paid and promoted the same (unless qualifying for seniority from previous rank which will only count towards Major)
 
#19
Very clever reply but how is he supposed to work out his financial admin if he does not know what his likely income will be.

He knows what his pay is before deductions and I'm sure he can work out his income tax and NI deductions but he doesn't know about other deductions. He doesn't know if he has to pay Accom charges or food charges or anything else.

He is a grad he may already have significant financial commitments. In trying to find go info it seems to me he is trying to plan ahead and sort his affairs out.

Still it's ago is opportunity for a lot of smart arses to gob off.


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He could try reading the link in the second post.

Could be a she, obviously, in this day and age.

Stick the figures into the virtual spreadsheet displayed and Bob's your uncle. (Only spanner in the works is someone suggested food was free in training establishments, which I doubt to be the case.)
 

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