The following qualitative requirements shall apply:
1. Botswana Citizens both male and female (with no dual citizenship).
2. Should be in possession of a valid National ID card (Omang).
3. Aged between 18-28 years.
4. Be physically and mentally fit.
5. No adverse criminal records.
6. Minimum height of 160 cm for Males and 155 cm for Females.
7. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males and 45 Kg for Females.
8. Female candidates must not be pregnant.
9. Bachelor degrees from any field except the following:
| Medical Officers | Dentists | Physiotherapists | Pharmacists | Bio-Medical Engineers |
Specialist Nurses | Clinical Psychologists | Veterinary Officers | Lawyers | Chaplains (Ordained Ministers) |

Selection Process

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes the following:
1. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit- ups).
2. Comprehensive medical examination in accordance with BDF Recruitment Medical Standards
3. Aptitude test, interviews and group tests.

Key skills and personal attributes

Shortlisted candidates should be:
1. Disciplined
2. Team players.
3. Loyal.
4. Trustworthy.
5. Selfless
6. Courageous.

Mandatory Training

Successful candidates shall undergo a 12 months Basic Military Training.
On completion of training, Officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations, environmental and conditions.

Remuneration & Benefits

BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages commensurate with qualification over and above the following:
1. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities
2. Professional and academic growth.
3. Local and international exposure.
4. 20% BDF allowance (X-Factor).
5. Free advanced medical care.