You complete the famous Pre-Parachute Selection course known as 'P' Company. This includes a screening day that tests basic fitness, a build-up phase that prepares you, and a week-long test comprising a series of challenging activities. Pass these, and you win the right to wear the maroon beret and parachute wings. Training takes place in your spare time.
Skills you can learn
As a serving Territorial soldier or officer, you'll already have the basic military and trade skills needed in your Army role. By training as a Parachutist, you'll develop military skills even further, work on your fitness and stamina and, of course, learn how to parachute from the RAF's transport aircraft.