Further information


Training

When you join the Army Reserve, your training will be all about self-development.

We will help you learn team-building, decision making and leadership skills and you will have plenty of opportunities to earn qualifications of use in your civilian career. Units have a minimum annual training commitment which changed depending on which role or unit you choose.

Training normally takes place at the weekends and one evening a week.


Pay

You get paid for all the time you spend in the Army Reserve with your pay rising as you are promoted through the ranks.

There is also an annual tax-free bounty that you are entitled to if you complete your minimum annual training commitment that increases to £1,708 after five years of Army Reserve service. New entrants are also now eligible for extra incentive payments of up to £2,300.


Other benefits of joining the Army Reserve

  • Non contributory pension scheme
  • Paid leave
  • HM Forces Rail Card
  • Tax Free annual lump sum (as long as you meet the training requirements)
  • Paid travel (to and from work)
  • No notice period – you can leave at any time

For further information about joining the Army Reserve please go to: www.army.mod.uk/reserves

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