Special Forces (SAS Reserve)
London, United Kingdom
2d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Deploy around the world
  • Train on a variety of weapons systems
  • Fight as a close-knit section and make friends for life

    Training For The Role

    Before you attempt the selection course you must first complete the basic military training courses. Then you can apply to take the challenging selection course.

    This is run twice a year, and is both physically and mentally challenging :

    Selection Induction Weekend (SIW) TheSIW consists of a number of physical and theory summative assessments to ensure that candidates are of a suitable standard to attempt selection and commence the pathway to serve in UKSF.

    Training Delivery (TD) TD is a progressively arduous course of drill nights and weekends over several months, requiring a candidate to demonstrate mental and physical robustness.

    It is designed to prepare applicants for the rigours of the Briefing Assessment Course and Aptitude phase.

    Briefing Assessment Couse (BAC) The BAC is an arduous 4-day assessment phase that briefs on the qualities and standards required for service within UK Special Forces and conducts an initial assessment of candidates’ suitability for continued progression on the selection pathway.

    Aptitude Phase - Aptitude consists of a series of progressive marches against the clock, which culminates with a testing endurance march over arduous terrain.

    The purpose of Aptitude is twofold; it allows a candidate to demonstrate their physical and mental resilience under arduous conditions, while providing the directing staff an insight to the applicant’s motivation for wanting to serve in UK Special Forces Reserve.

    Standard Operating Procedures and Tactics Course (SOPTAC) - On passing Aptitude, applicants will undertake a further six months training, over drill nights and weekends.

    This is an intensive period of instruction and assessment on Special Forces tactics, techniques and procedures, military skills form a major part of the programme.

    This is progressive, with the emphasis on individuals assimilating new skills, while under physical and mental pressure.

    On successful completion of the two-week final assessment exercise, applicants will be badged as SAS soldiers.

    Progressive training - Following the completion of UKSF(R) Selection course, soldiers will enter a 36 -month period of probation which will require the completion of a basic parachute course, a communications course and a Survive, Escape, Resist and Evade (SERE) course.

    On completion of the probationary period, soldiers will be eligible to be mobilised and deployed on operations. Training and skill development will be continuous throughout an SAS soldier’s career, reflecting the requirement to maintain a high level of proficiency in a diverse range of skills.

    Entry Requirements

    Age : 17 years 9 months - 42 years 6 months Fitness :

  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s
  • More information about the fitness test Qualifications : No formal qualifications needed

    Qualifications You Could Get After Training

    When you join your Squadron you will learn new skills and knowledge that will reinforce your earlier military training. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge of Special Forces operational procedures and skills.

    Pay and Benefits

    On successful completion of Selection, the starting daily rate for an SAS Trooper is over £112, plus all the usual Army Reserve service incentives.

    More about Reserve benefits

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