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Find out if you can apply

Considering an application to become a ? First you need to find out if you’re eligible – and be clear on what’s involved:

  • Online eligibility assessment (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Online application (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Recruitment tests
  • Medical & eye tests
  • Fitness test
  • Audition and stamina tests at the Royal Marines School of Music (RMSoM)

Pass all of these and you’ll be able to join the Royal Marines Band Service as a Bugler.

For the full list of medical criteria, download our Eligibility and Guidance Notes (PDF).

To join you must be:

  • At least 15 years old and 9 months when you apply
  • At least 16 years old on entry
  • Under 33 years old when you begin basic training
     

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