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Enlistment process

Joining the Parachute Regiment as a soldier or officer will make you part of the ultimate team. Here's how the application and selection process works.

Phase 1 training

Having been successful with your application you'll be offered a place at Phase 1 (Initial) training. Every soldier learns the same key military skills, including weapons handling and basic tactics. As a reservist you learn these skills on a weekend, training night (Tuesday evening) and on a 2 week Combat Infantryman's Courses (CIC). Because you're joining the infantry, you'll do a longer period of initial military training than other units.

Phase 2 training

The Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick, produces the worlds best soldiers. Recruits joining the Regiment, complete the Combat Infantryman's Course (CIC), which represents their Phase 2 Training. Much is demanded at the ITC, both mentally and physically. Recruits need to be prepared, arrive with a positive attitude and be ready to learn a lot. Recruits usually find that Army life is different and they need to adjust quickly.


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