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Operator Military Intelligence

British Army

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Full time

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As an Intelligence Operative you'll gather and analyse information that helps senior commanders make important decisions. You'll work in variety of roles and settings, from headquarters units to government departments, becoming a subject matter expert in a country or an enemy threat. You could write reports that inform commanders and politicians, patrol with the infantry to learn about the local situation or briefing a commanding officer in the UK about a cyber-attack. It's a varied and fascinating role with masses of opportunity for development.

Find where you belong.


You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. Your initial training will be at either Pirbright or Winchester and last for 14 weeks.

You'll do your 15-week Initial Trade Training at the Joint Intelligence Training Group near Bedford. During this Phase of training you develop analytical, briefing intelligence specific skills to prepare you deploy anywhere in the world. On successful completion of this course you will attempt your Junior Command and Leadership course to promote to the rank of Lance Corporal.


The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:

  • Level 4 NVQ
  • All your training will go towards degree level credits in Intelligence and International Relations


We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become an Intelligence Operative and you’ll:

- Earn a starting salary of around £15,600 during Basic Training which will rise to £26,790 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks

- Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income

- Receive free medical and dental health cover

- Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career

- Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications

- Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.


You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
  • Army Reserve age:
    New enlistments: 17.9 – 43 years
    Ex-Regular: 17.9 – 52 years
    Specialist (Soldier): 17.9 – 50 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language and four other subjects. You must have at least Numeracy Level 2.

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 2.9m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m30s for Junior Entry)

Our next deadline for application is 30th September 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.