Reserve centre finder
Most people serve near where they live. There are Army Reserve centres across Britain, who will welcome you in for a chat and to see what it's like.
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There are Army Reserve units all over the country, so there should be one near you. Each unit is part of the same Corps as the Regular Army, so you will learn the same trade skills as a full time soldier. You'll work and train at your local centre, and usually spend one evening a week there for training night.
You'll get away for weekends and on the annual training exercise (normally 2 weeks), where you can develop your skills, train with other soldiers (both regulars and reservists) or get involved with adventurous training activities like sailing or mountain biking.
National units recruit from all over the UK. More specialised than regional units, they're aimed at people with specialist skills, but some will train from scratch. If you want to use the skills from your day job in the Army Reserve – whether you’re a police officer, doctor, engineer, chef, media relations expert or cyber security specialist – a national unit could be the place for you.
You will probably need to travel to get to your unit, so you won't be expected to join a weekly training night, your time with the unit will be at weekends and annual training camp.
If you're interested in joining one of the units listed, and you have the right qualifications or experiences, call the National Recruiting Centre on 0345 600 8080 for more information.
To see a list of units, use the Reserve centre finder, and select the 'National Unit' tab.