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WHO ARE THE ARMY RESERVE?
Commonly asked questions
IS THE ARMY RESERVE THE SAME AS THE TA?
How much time you spend is really up to you - training is flexible and can fit around your life. Most roles will ask you to aim for 27 days a year - and your weekly training session at your unit will count towards this. If you join a specialist unit - it could be as little as 19 days a year.
Pay and benefits
As a Reservist, you'll be paid a daily rate. You can also earn an annual 'bounty' which is a tax free sum, and there are financial packages available to some people looking to join the Army Reserve. It's not just about money, though, you'll get opportunities to travel and experience things, that as a civilian, simply aren't available. Plus, you'll earn qualifications and promotions as you develop.