Officers in Armed Forces

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.


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People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plans, directs and administers aid to civilian authorities as requested or when faced with civil disorder, natural disaster or other emergency.

  • Supervises the operation of military units and monitors the activities of junior officers, NCOs and other ranks.

  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates military training and manoeuvres.

  • Advises and provides information on military aspects of defence policy.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Procurement

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Agile Methodology

  • Social Work

  • Auditing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Performance Management

  • Business Development

  • Contract Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Research

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.