As one of the Army’s Biomedical Scientists, you’ll work with medical officers in military and NHS hospital laboratories. Yours is a vital role – you diagnose diseases by testing blood samples. Although you’re normally based in the UK you also get the chance to go on operational tours with units around the world.
- Provide biomedical support to all kinds of operations and exercises
- Work with medical officers
- Work in military and NHS hospitals
TRAINING FOR THE ROLE
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 – 35 years 6 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
Mid Thigh Pull 46kg
Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)
More information about the fitness test
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.
HOW TO APPLY?
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.