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Armed Forces Reserve

Do something different with your spare time that you can be proud of. Join the armed forces reserve and the growing community of reservists in Hull.

Hull has a long and proud history of producing reservists from all walks of life. Army reservists are trained and developed locally and go on to join a force that plays a vital part in our nation’s defence.

The reserves are at the heart of everything that the armed forces do – and are set to become even more important in the future. You could be a part of that.

In the Army reserve alone there is a huge range of roles on offer, each giving you exciting new opportunities and you get paid to train in the UK as well as places like California and Cyprus. You will develop new skills that can enhance your career and take part in adventurous training like skiing and mountaineering.

Be proud of yourself and what you do. Be an armed forces reserve.

Reservist key facts

There are many key facts below about joining the reserves -

  • our reserve forces are valuable and valued. Their contribution to our national security is essential and is increasing
  • reservists are trained, ready to serve and capable of deployment alongside their regular services’ counterparts
  • in July 2013, a new improved offer was introduced to reservists, their families and their employers to expand and modernise their role
  • the Ministry of Defence is investing an additional £1.8 billion in high quality training and more modern equipment and increasing the number of opportunities for reserve units to undertake their annual two week block training on an overseas exercise
  • serving as a reservist develops you physically and mentally and enhances your professional career
  • there are hundreds of exciting, challenging and rewarding roles available for those who want to do something more with their time
  • being a reservist could take you to new countries and give you new skills and strengths
  • you will be paid for your time. This presents a great opportunity to supplement your regular income. You will be paid for training days and will also receive a tax free annual bounty for meeting training requirements
  • from 2015, you will also receive a pension for the time you serve as a reservist both when training and when deployed
  • as a reservist, you will develop many skills to help you excel in your career. Leadership, communication and team work are skills which are highly valued by employers. Being a reservist enhances these core skills to help you progress your career further
  • there are opportunities to gain qualifications from reserve training, for example leadership and management qualifications with the Chartered Management Institute, City and Guilds and the Institute of Leadership and Management at levels appropriate to your rank and experience

To find out more about being an armed forces reserve by visiting the relevant force's website below.

Access the Army Reserves website (link opens in a new window)

Access the Royal Naval Reserves website (link opens in a new window)

Access the Royal Air Force Reserves website (link opens in a new window)

 If you are interested in being an army reservist and training locally in Hull, contact your local unit.

Hull army reserve contact details

Mona House
Army Reserve Centre
Leads Road

Alternatively email or telephone 01482 232 100.

Frequently asked questions

You will no doubt have many question about being an armed forces reserve. We have prepared a lot of information for each reserve force. The documents below provide more details.

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