sandhurst graduate pay

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by clenchy, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. I am starting sandhurst in september , i got a BEng but its a 3rd class hons due to few biiiig problems. So will this affect the pay i get or will i still get graduate pay?

    any advice gratefully recieved.
     
  2. Clenchy,

    Theres no such thing as graduate pay! What actually happens is that you will get something called an antedate of seniority to take account of your degree. In practice, this means that you will be pushed about 3 steps up the çommon salary scale compared to your Sandhurst colleagues who arrive straight from school. In many cases is means that you are paid as a Lt when you arrive in your unit although you will still wear the rank of 2Lt to allow you to make the inevitable mistakes as you learn in the first few months.

    I can't remember when the antedate is worked out - for the first few weeks at least you will probably be paid the same as all the others at Sandhurst - but that's OK becasue you won't need much money there anyway!! Once it is all worked out, you will get the rest as backpay.

    Good luck at RMAS
     
  3. will i still get antedate of seniority with a 3rd though?
     
  4. For a 3 year Bachelors degree you will get 3 years ante-dated seniority, even if its an ordinary pass degree, never mind a 3rd (honours). The degree class does not matter. If you had done a 4 year Masters degree you would get 3.5 years of ante dated seniority. For those going from being a relatively junior soldier i.e. not late entry route, you would get 6 mths ante dated seniority for every year's worth of soldier service (from 18) up to a max of either 3 or 4 years.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Hmm, stuff like that makes you wonder about doing a quick course in Footballology to get the 3 years bit of paper!
     
  6. As well as the £20,000 worth of debt?
     
  7. thanks guys,
    rusty hit the nail on the head. 9k of paymakes a big difference to the chunks i can take out of my 21k student debt.

    thanks again