You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.
If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.
If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then you take Seamanship training at the Defence School of Logistics at Marchwood near Southampton. Over 20 weeks, you learn to carry out seamanship duties as a deckhand on board an Army Work Boat, Mexeflote and Combat Support Boat.
Age : 16 years 6 months - 32 years 11 months
QUALIFICATIONS : GCSE Grade A D / 9-3 in Maths
QUALIFICATIONS YOU COULD GET AFTER TRAINING
Learn about rank progression here.
Earn £14,931 during training. When your Phase 1 training is finished, and you join your unit as a Private, your pay will rise to £18,488.
You’ll get paid a day rate according to your rank, starting from £37.47 in training and rising to £46.42 per day once you’re a Private.
This includes being paid for weekly drill nights. Plus, if you complete all of your annual training days, you’re entitled to a tax-
free lump sum called a bounty.More about Reserve benefits