Special Forces (SAS Reserve)
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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:
Hills Prep Course - Hills Prep Course 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 Aptitude phase.
Aptitude Phase - Aptitude consists of a series of progressive marches against the clock, which culminates with a testing endurance march over arduous terrain.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Tactics Course - You'll then start another six months of training, over drill nights and weekends. You'll receive instruction and assessment on Special Forces tactics, techniques and procedures, including weapons and SOPs. During this progressive course, you'll learn new skills while under mental and physical pressure. The course culminates in a two-week final exercise.
Soldiers will be trained to an operationally deployable status.
After selection, you'll start a probation period, where you'll complete a basic parachute course, a communication course and a SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist and Extract) course. Once you've finished these, you'll be eligible for mobilisation if needed.
You'll continue to receive training and skill development during your time serving in the SAS.
- Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 15s
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
Pay and Benefits
On successful completion of basic training, the starting daily rate for an SAS Trooper is over £110, plus all the usual Army Reserve service incentives.
HOW TO APPLY
You can join as a direct entry volunteer without previous military service, as a serving Army Reserve soldier or an ex-Regular soldier - simply apply online. You pass the selection course to be accepted as a member of the SAS (Reserve).
There are SAS reserve units in the following areas:
21 SAS (call 0800 587 2825)
London & South East
North of England