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.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 21,962
£ 58,970
£ 137,805

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,681 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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.

    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.

      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.