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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland


ARMY RESERVE

IN THE ARMY RESERVE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT CAREER IN YOUR SPARE TIME

A career in the Army Reserve offers you the challenge and adventure that you simply can’t find in any other job. You’ll be able to play a variety of sports and take part in adventurous training activities from kayaking to mountain biking. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to travel all over the world on training exercises in places such as California and Kenya.
When you join the Army Reserve, your training will be all about self-development. We’ll help you learn team-building, decision-making and leadership skills, plus you’ll have plenty of opportunities to earn qualifications that could be used in your civilian career. Units have a minimum annual training commitment which changes depending on which role or unit you choose. Training normally takes place at the weekends and one evening a week.
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 payments of up to £2,300.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum: To join the Army Reserve you need to be 18. You can apply to join when you are 17 years and 9 months old, so that you're ready to join on your 18th birthday.

Maximum: To join as a soldier, you must apply by the time you are 49 years and 11 months. You must start Phase 1 training by your 51st birthday, and be in Phase 2 by your 52nd birthday

For more information:

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/The-Army-Reserve.aspx

Telephone: 0345 600 80 80

Or to speak to someone in your local area please contact one of the following Army Careers Centres:

Belfast: 028 90420433
Portadown: 028 92260050
Enniskillen: 028 922 60110
Coleraine: 028 922 60604

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