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Reserve Careers

If you are looking for a new challenge, a second career, excitement, comraderie and adventure, then look for an RLC Reserve unit near you.

There are RLC Reserve units located in every region of the UK. Twinned with Regular Regiments, reservists are soldiers first and must commit to a minimum of 19 days a year. In return The RLC’s reservists benefit from top class specialist training; many in transferable skills, gaining civilian and military qualifications in a wide variety of RLC trades. As a member of the Army Reserve, you may be asked to go on operations, to serve alongside Regular soldiers and there is also a Full Time Reservist Scheme.

Reservist soldiers and officers, are paid a day rate, which is in line with Regular Army pay. You can also earn a ‘bounty’ which is a tax free sum and there are financial packages available for some people looking to join the Army Reserve.

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Reserve Soldier Careers

As an RLC reservist you’ll learn to be a soldier and will be trained in one of 10 different specialist trades.

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Reserve Officer Careers

Could you lead a group of soldiers to achieve an aim? Do you want to get the best out of yourself and others?

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Berni works at the Ministry of Justice. โ€œBeing a member of the Reserve Forces has enabled me to fulfil my potential and face up to challenges not available in civilian life.โ€

Pte King, Driver 124 Transport Squadron RLC

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The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Armyโ€™s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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