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Reserve Soldier Careers

The average person spends 15 days a year surfing the web in their spare time. Why not get paid for doing something really useful?

Each RLC unit is part of the same Corps as the Regular Army, so you will learn the same trade skills as a full-time soldier. In regional units, you’ll work and train at your local centre and usually spend one evening a week there for a training night.

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You’ll get away for weekends and on an 2-week annual training exercise, where you can develop your skills, train with other soldiers (both regulars and reservists) or get involved with adventurous training activities like sailing or mountain biking.

National units recruit from all over the UK. More specialised, they’re aimed at people who already have specialist skills, but some will train from scratch. If you want to use the skills from your day job in the Army Reserve, a national unit could be the place for you.

Life in The Reserve Army

Initial training (also known as Phase 1 or basic training) is where you’ll learn to become a soldier. You’ll be taught about how the Army works as well as learning survival and fieldcraft skills, first aid and how to use personal weapons. Plus, you’ll work on your fitness levels. At the end you’ll pass out with your friends in front of your family. Basic training like all reservist training is flexible and can be arranged to fit in around your day job. You don’t have to do all the training at once. It can be completed in shorter modules or in one go depending on your circumstances.

Following successful completion of your basic training you will undertake trade training in your trade specialism. RLC reservists can qualify in any of the following trades:

Reserve Soldier Trades

Interested in joining the RLC as a Reserve soldier?

Then call the National Recruiting Centre on 0345 600 8080 for more information. Or you can find contact details for The RLC’s Reserve Regiments on the Army website.

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BENEFITS OF BEING A RESERVE SOLDIER IN THE RLC

Reserve soldiers are paid in line with their Regular counterparts

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