Army Legal Services recruitment round

ALS is a branch of the Adjutant General’s Corps within the British Army. The ALS only recruits solicitors, barristers and advocates qualified in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

All applicants to join the Army Legal Services must, by the advertised date of commissioning into ALS, have successfully completed a qualifying degree (i.e. LLB/MA in Law or other suitable degree plus a CPE/GDL); a post-graduate professional legal practitioner course (LPC or BVC/BPTC); a 12-month pupillage (if a barrister) or a 2-year training contract (if a solicitor); and have a current practicing certificate issued by the relevant regulatory authority.

ALS is now recruiting for 2017. The schedule is as follows:

Regular ALS

  • Deadline for online applications: 08:30 hrs, Tuesday 29 August 2017
  • Interviews: 4-13 October 2017
  • ALS Army Officer Selection Board: 14-16 February 2018 (tbc)
  • Pre-Professionally Qualified Officers Course Briefing at RMA Sandhurst: 25-26 July 2018
  • Commissioning into ALS: 18 September 2018 (tbc)
  • Short Service Commission Course at RMA Sandhurst: 29 September – 13 December 2018.

If you are interested in making an application please click here. Please ensure that you specify in the online application that you wish to join as a Professionally Qualified Officer (PQO).

It is strongly recommended that applicants read the ALS Career Guide before making their application.

Candidates are reminded that they are joining the Regular Army as a Commissioned Officer in the Army Legal Services; we require the same qualities and potential as candidates seeking a Commission in any other branch of the Army, with additional professional qualification pre-requisites. Applications, including CVs and covering letters, should be carefully crafted accordingly.

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