You will be hard pressed to find another organisation that can match the Army’s support for career development and further education.
The Army has some limited graduate schemes for Officer entrants – but we now mainly focus on getting you into the service before we commit to tertiary scholarships. That is not to say there are no opportunities, we send a few engineering students to ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy) and a few select individuals may be offered a year of study before Officer training.
If you are already a graduate when you join us, then you may want to pursue post-graduate studies too. This is also something we can help with, giving you time off and financial support. In particular for Officers, we are looking for people who are graduates or part way through their degree. Once you have undertaken your initial training and have spent some time in a unit getting skills and experience – that is when we start looking at providing you with further educational opportunities. There are lots of options that we can individually tailor to meet both the Army and your needs. We will make sure our career managers keep you up-to-date.
Some people discover a passion for education further down the line. Often, this is because specialist qualifications are required for their chosen trade. Qualifications can also be a good way of achieving promotions. Either way, in the Army you will always have the opportunity to study – even if that means leaving your day job for a time.
If you are thinking about a career in the Army and want to combine it with your studies, ask about how we can help.
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Scheme is available for NZ Army Officers only. This requires you to study at the University College of the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia. Whilst at ADFA you will conduct your degree within a military environment including undertaking military training during the university holidays. Spaces are limited and selection is competitive. You will be required to study a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) majoring in Mechanical or Civil Engineering. This Scheme would be suitable to High School leavers who are about to engage in University Studies. On completion of your BE qualification you will be required to give a return of service (this is on a year for year basis from the date you graduate).