As an Army Radiographer, you’ll help to keep our soldiers and their families fit and healthy by carrying out scans and x-rays using modern medical equipment. You'll work in a range of environments, from large medical centres on Army bases and in intensive care units or emergency departments to field hospitals on operations abroad. You don't need to have a background in medicine – we’ll fund your professional training and teach you everything you need to know about being a radiographer and a soldier.
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 take a three-year BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree at Birmingham City University. You will also be assigned to a Defence Medical Group Hospital where you will put your classroom-based learning to good, practical use. If you are already qualified as a Radiographer, you'll move straight to your new role with your unit.
Age: 17 years 6 months - 35 years 6 monthsQualifications:
STUDENT: Five GCSEs Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language, Maths and two sciences 120 UCAS Points You must pass specialist Army Radiography selection
Army Radiographers have the potential to gain postgraduate qualifications throughout their career in areas such as Computed Tomography.
Learn about rank progression here.
“A career as an Army Radiographer offers an extremely challenging and rewarding role, with ample opportunity for career development and deployment. I gained a number of military and civilian qualifications not directly related to my primary role as a Radiographer. The skills, qualifications and experience I have gained while serving in the British Army are invaluable and will last a lifetime.”
Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre,you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.