If you have served in the Regular Army, you can return to full time service even if you left under the Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme. There are also opportunities for personnel from the other services to join the Army.
CAN I REJOIN?
Completed Phase 1 training, and are a ex-Regular soldier, or commissioned officer, in the Army, RAF Regiment or Royal Marines. If you didn't complete your training, you'll need to re-enlist.
Discharged less than 6 years ago (up to 10 years for Substantive Corporals and above)
If you left under the Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme, you can rejoin, but you may have to pay some of your money back. The SPVA Pensions team 0800 085 3600 will be able to give you more information.
Completed Phase 1 and 2 training, and are a ex-Regular or Reserve soldier, or commissioned officer, in the Army, RAF Regiment or Royal Marines.
You cannot rejoin the Regular or Reserve if:
You were medically discharged as P8 or P7 or were graded Medically Non-Deployable (Permanent) at the point of discharge.
However, we understand that your circumstances may have changed and, exceptions may be made if it is in the service interest to do so.
Rejoiners can start the application process as long as they enlist as a soldier before their 52nd birthday, or officer before they turn 55.
I'm a Reservist and want to go full time
Yes, your unit will manage your career, and will be able to help you move across to Regular service.
WHICH CORPS CAN I JOIN?
Opportunities exist for soldiers and officers in the many corps, but trades or ranks spaces change all the time.
You can find out who is recruiting by:
- Calling us on 0345 600 8080
- Asking your Chain of Command to check the Official Army Vacancies List if you're a Reservist
HOW TO APPLY?
If you're not currently in the Army Reserve, and want to join the Regulars, simply Register for an account and apply online.
JOINING THE MILITARY PROVOST GUARD SERVICE
Who can join the Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS)?
Trained soldiers (Regular or Reserve), having served in the Army, Navy or RAF, for at least 3 years of consecutive service and discharged within the last 6 years (or 10 if Substantive Corporal or above).
About the role
The primary role of the MPGS is to counter the terrorist threat posed to military bases within the UK mainland through the provision of armed guarding services.
- Controlling entry and exit to a site
All operate a 4 days on, 4 days off shift system, with continuation training conducted during the 4 days off period. Soldiers cycle between days and nights every 8 calendar days.