Become an armed forces reservist

Helpful information and links for becoming a reservist.

The reserve forces make up part of the armed forces and there are many reservists who live and work in West Sussex. They are a valuable and valued asset, fully trained, ready to serve and capable of deployment alongside their regular service's counterparts.

There are approximately 200 exciting, challenging and rewarding roles available within the Army Reserve, Maritime Reserve and RAF Reserve, either in a front-line or a non-combat role.

Reservists can expect to receive accredited military training to fit in around their current career and other commitments.

The County Council recognises and values the role of employees who are reservists, and aims to be a supportive employer. This role complements the County Council’s objectives as signatory to the Community Covenant.

For more information, or to apply to become a reservist, use the links below:

Additional information

  • Combat Stress - The veterans' mental health charity.
  • Marchwood and Thorney Island Hive - The Army Welfare Service delivering information through Hive information centres.
  • Royal British Legion - Provides lifelong support for the armed forces community. 
  • SSAFA - Armed forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, providing lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.
  • Veterans Gateway - We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need; from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
  • Veterans UK - Part of the Ministry of Defence, Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.
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Last updated:
30 June 2022
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