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Why should you join

Being a Reservist asks more of you than most activities you could do in your spare time but the rewards are so much greater. You'll be part of a team with people from all walks of life. You'll develop new skills as you work and train together. The Army pays you for the time you put in and you get the chance to travel and take part in a range of social events.

Pay and allowances

Reservist pay

A Reservist gets paid for each quarter day of training they complete. The rate of pay is based on what a full-time soldier or officer with the same role and rank would earn. As a new soldier under training you get £35.04 for a full day, rising to £43.54 when you’ve completed training. A graduate officer cadet gets £62.07 a day. Pay will increase as you get promoted and pick up extra responsibilities.

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