As an RAF Reservist, you’ll be part of a highly valued team. That’s why great emphasis is placed on the selection and training process, to ensure that Reserve Forces can attain the same high standards as full-time professionals in the RAF.
What kind of qualities do I need?
Three things are vital – enthusiasm, motivation and the ability to be a real team player.
You must be aged between 18 and 50 (or up to 55 if you have previous military experience); able to offer a minimum commitment of one weekend per month, plus extra time for basic training; and willing and able to commit to a total of 27 days per year (although some Reservists undertake many more days’ annual training).
Can I join?
You’ll need to be within our age limits, medically fit and a citizen of the UK or the Commonwealth. Previous military experience is not necessary.
Find out more about life as a Reservist by looking at the map on our squadrons page and clicking on the squadron that interests you. Then call us on 0845 605 55 55 for an invitation to the next open day or selection weekend.
The RAF Reserves enable an interesting combination of civilian life and a worthwhile use of your spare time with dedicated roles that focus upon teamwork, specialist abilities as well as a great social network.
So, if you want to expand opportunities within your working life, then don’t hang around, get in touch or simply call us on 0845 605 5555.
Support from SaBRE
If you have any questions about getting your employer to support your career in the RAF Reserves, talk to the Employer Support Officer attached to your squadron or find out more through the Ministry of Defence’s campaign, Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers (SaBRE).