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What happens if I am unable to attend every weekly Royal Navy Reserves training evening at my unit?

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Some absences from weekly training are understood and accepted, providing you have made the unit aware beforehand.  Being a Reservist is a big commitment so before applying to join you must ask yourself if you will be able to make the time, on a regular basis.

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Do I have to tell my employer that I am joining the Royal Naval Reserve?

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Yes, you are required to inform your employer that you’ve joined the RNR. Likewise, if you move to a new civilian job you will be required to notify your new employer. Find out more about the effect on your civilian job.

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Is there an opportunity to see if I like the Royal Navy Reserves before I apply?

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Yes. Where possible, your local RNR unit will encourage you to visit. You  may even be able to attend simple training sessions too. There are also opportunities to attend showcase weekends where you will be given the chance to take part in various activities.

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Can I transfer to another Reserves unit if I move to a different part of the country?

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Yes you can. Even if there’s no unit near your new home, you may be able to stay in the Royal Naval Reserve, but this will depend on your job role in the RNR.

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Can women join the Royal Naval Reserve?

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Yes they can. Currently women make up approximately 25 per cent of the RNR.

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Do I get paid for the time I work and train with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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Yes you do. Pay rates vary according to your rank or rate.

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Do all members of the Royal Naval Reserve serve at sea?

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No, but much will depend on the job role assigned to you. Many Reservists will work ashore, rather than at sea.

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How much time will I need to take off work to complete the Royal Naval Reserves recruiting process?

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The Armed Forces Careers Offices will try to arrange many of the procedures on the same day.  Sometimes it’s not always feasible so we would suggest you plan on having to take two days off work.

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Can I be LGBT and serve in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines?

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Yes. The Naval Service is interested in people with potential to do their job, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender.

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Can women join the Royal Navy?

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Women can join the Royal Navy, Royal Navy Reserves, QARNNS and Royal Marines Band Service and serve in all branches; however female personnel are currently excluded from serving as Royal Marines Commandos. This Armed Forces (AF) policy is regularly reviewed.

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