How Do I Enlist – Am I Eligible?

At what age can I enlist? (Male and Female)

A Soldier is required to be between the ages of 18 and 50 years old.

An Officer is also required to be between the ages of 18 and 50 years old.


Soldier – No experience required as we will train for allocated trade.

Officer – 2 x Scottish Highers (or A levels, grade E and above), 7 x Scottish Standard Grades (or GCSEs, grade C and above), must include Eng Lang, Maths and either a Science or a Foreign Language or 180 UCAS tariff points.

How To Join – Your Next Step

Offering a life changing experience

This section aims to answer your questions and help introduce you to the application process that could lead to an exciting career path within the Army Reserve. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the Army Reserve then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Face to Face. Visit the Regiment to learn more about the Army Reserve and to confirm what job vacancies we have, Contact Us to book a face to face interview and we will allocate you a mentor to take you through each step.

There are some things you can do before the interview, and some things you’ll need to bring with you, these are listed below:

• Research your job preferences when you arrive at 32 Signal Regiment.
• Start working on your fitness. Fitness will play a key roll in your assessment (Step 3) if you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to start now.
• We require you to bring along ID and proof of address to the interview.
• You will be given medical history forms that MUST be completed, given to your Doctor and then returned to us ASAP.

Step 2: Getting Ready for Assessment. After your face to face interview you will be given feedback on your Development Plan to help prepare for assessment.

There are things you can do at home, to help you prepare for the assessment:

• Ensure you know the Army’s Values and Standards
• Make sure you know the Terms and Conditions of Service
• Continue to work on your fitness
• Continue to research your job preference and what you will be doing during basic training
• Attend the Army Reserve Centre training evenings

Step 3: Assessment. When you are ready your Candidate Support Manager (CSM) will tell you your assessment date and send you the joining instructions.

Make sure you read your provided joining instructions thoroughly and take a copy with you when you travel. If there is any dates that are unsuitable inform the CSM or Unit. Your assessment will include:

• A full medical examination
• Logic, intelligence and psychometric tests
• Icebreaker, a short presentation to ease you in
• Team tasks – to see how you perform as a team member
• Fitness test – 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes, powerbag lift and jerry can carry
• ID check – you must bring ID that proves your nationality (passport or full birth certificate), photo ID and proof of your address (3 items in total)
• The opportunity to enlist and leave the Assessment Centre as a member of the Army Reserve and receive an enlistment bonus and payment

Step 4: Final Checks. If you successfully pass the assessment and have taken all necessary documentation with you, you will be offered the chance to attest and enlist into the Army Reserve before you leave.

What happens next:

• If you choose not to do this, or we require further information, we will organise attestation and enlistment at one of our unit locations.
• We will then begin to do the pre-employment checks based on the information you gave us at the assessment event
• If you have returned your medical forms and it has been reviewed and accepted, we will look to load you onto your Phase 1 military training course, for training in military skills.
• On completion of your basic training we will load you onto the trade course you have selected