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.
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
We need drivers to deliver vital supplies including fuel, water and ammo forward into battle.
Driver Communication Specialist
You work closely with officers and set up communications systems on operations.
Ensure the safe and efficient movement of troops, vehicles and supplies around the world.
Provide the tactical, safe and effective loading and discharging of military vessels around the world.
Interested in joining the RLC as a Reserve soldier?