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How do I join?

Offering life experience

This section aims to answer all those questions and help introduce you to one of the most exciting career paths out there, one that can offer you life experiences few other jobs ever could. If you think you might have what it takes to join the Army Reserve, then read on and find out more.

Your next step

Joining the Army Reserve could be the best decision you ever make. It's also a big one, so you're bound to have lots to ask.


Can I join?

The Army Reserve offers a great deal to many different people, leadership skills, a trade and military/adventure training, but it isn't for everyone. Find out here if you're eligible to apply with detailed information on our entry requirements.

Application and selection

Interested in joining the Reserves? Learn more about the options available and the steps you need to take to achieve your goal.

Step 1: Drop us an email or give us a call letting us know that you are interested in joining. This is also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the unit or the recruitment process.

Step 2: Visit us. You'll get to chat to the recruiting team, watch a DVD about the Army Reserve and then start the recruiting procedure.

This consists of the following:

  • Initial Interview - This will help us to assess your suitability for the Army Reserve and give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. You will also be asked about your fitness and asked to fill in an online application.
  • Selection - You will be assessed on your fitness and have a medical before you can start training. The fitness test will be 1½ mile run in 14 minutes.
  • Attestation - You will swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen, this is the final stage of the recruiting procedure - you are now a member of the Army Reserve.

Step 3: Start your training. Your training will consist of 6 weekends followed by a two-week course. On the two-week course you will be taught and tested on all the military skills to pass out as a trained soldier. After you have passed basic military training you will then progress onto trade training.

We welcome applications from men and women between the ages of 18 to 43 no matter what their marital status, race, ethnic origin or religious belief.

No account is taken of sexual orientation or social background in considering applications. The Army Reserve is fully committed to equality of opportunity.

Interested in joining?

Want to join 32 Signal Regiment? Click below to contact us now for a FREE DVD and information pack.

32 Sig Regt (V)

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