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 then start studying for a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science at the Royal College of Defence Medicine in Birmingham and Aston University.
Age: 17 years 6 months - 32 years 11 months
STUDENT ENTRY - 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above (including Maths, English Language and a Science subject)
Typically ABB-BBB at A Level (or equivalent) including Biology or Human Biology. Chemistry at A/AS Level is welcomed but not essential.
Full entry criteria details are available on the Aston University website.
DIRECT ENTRY - BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
All Biomedical Scientists can gain postgraduate qualifications throughout their career. You may also have the opportunity to study Biomedical Science at MSc level.
Learn about rank progression here.
PAY & BENEFITS
REGULAR Earn £14,931 during training. When your training is finished, and you join your Unit, pay will rise to £21,600.
RESERVE You'll get paid a day rate according to your rank (minimum £37); plus, if you complete all your annual training days, you're entitled to a tax-free lump sum.
FROM THE FIELD
"The adrenaline rush you get preparing emergency O Neg blood, knowing you have a casualty en route, is intense. When you see that person starting to recover, it's very rewarding knowing you contributed to that.”