How To Apply

CAN I JOIN?

NATIONALITY

You need to be a British, Irish or Commonwealth Citizen.

For some roles you need to have lived in the UK for a certain amount of time.

FITNESS

You will be required to pass a range of fitness tests depending on your chosen role. These will include a 1.5 mile run and power bag lifts.

QUALIFICATIONS

Many roles require no qualifcations at all. However, if you apply to become an Officer you will require at least 180 UCAS points and GCSE's in both English and Maths.

TATTOOS

Small Tattoes that are not of an offensive nature are not normally a problem. Visit the Army Website for more information.

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

A criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from applying.

HEALTH

Before you can begin training, your GP will be required to complete a medical questionnaire. You must also be able to pass an Army Medical Examination.

Some Medical conditions can be a bar to service. Visit the Army Website for more information.

AGE

To begin your application you must be at least 17 years and 9 months and have submitted your application by your 50th birthday.

RE-JOINERS

Ex Regular personnel that have been discharged within the last 6 years are eligible for a fast track application and a rejoiners incentive.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. ONLINE APPLICATION

2. FACE-TO-FACE BRIEFING

Go to the Army website and click 'Start your application.' Fill in and submit the online application form. You will then be sent an email with a link to a medical questionnaire. Once this has been submitted you will be assigned a Candidate Support Manager, who will help you through the rest of the process. You will be invited for a briefing at your local Reserve Unit. You will also be sent a medical form, which will need to be filled in by your doctor.

3. TWO DAY ASSESSMENT

4. NEXT STEPS

 The next step will be attending a two day assessment at one of four UK Assessment Centres. Your travel expenses will be payed for. These are some of the things you can expect to do at the Assessment Centre:

  • A full medical examination
  • Physical and mental tests
  • Team exercises to assess how well you work with others
  • A short talk about yourself to a small group

Once you're through assessment there is some final paperwork to do before you can begin training:

  • You will have a references and background check
  • You will be given a date to start your training and will formally join/be 'attested' into the Army
Your Army career then begins with Phase 1 training where you will learn basic soldiering skills. You then learn the specialist skills of your trade in Phase 2. After completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Training, you will join your unit where senior soldiers will provide support and ongoing professional development.

For more information pleease visit: www.army.mod.uk/join

You need to be a British, Irish or Commonwealth Citizen. For some roles you need to have lived in the UK for a certain amount of time.

You will be required to pass different fitness tests depending on your chosen role. These will include a 1.5 mile run and power bag lifts.

Many roles require no qualifcations at all. However, if you apply to become an Officer you will need atleast 180 Ucas points and GCSE's in English and Maths.

Small Tattoes that aren't offensive are not normally a problem. Visit the Army Website for more information. http://www.army.mod.uk/join/The-Army-Reserve.aspx

A criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from applying.

Before you can begin training, your GP will have to fill in a medical questionnaire and you must be able to pass an Army Medical Examination.

Some Medical conditions can be a bar to service. Visit the Army Website for more information. http://www.army.mod.uk/join/The-Army-Reserve.aspx

To begin your application you must be atleast 17 years and 9 months and have submitted your application by your 50th birthday.

Ex Regular personnel that have been discharged within the last 6 years are eligible for a fast track application and a rejoiners Incentive.