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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 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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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 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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Do I need parental or guardian consent to join the Royal Naval Reserves?

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Yes, you will require consent if you are under 17-and-a-half years of age.

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How long after joining the Royal Naval Reserves could I expect to be called out on mobilised service?

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If you have no previous military experience you cannot be mobilised until you have reached ‘Trained Strength’. This means you must have completed your initial training and some branch training too. Therefore, you will probably have served at least two years before you are required for active service.  For those that have previous experience, you could be called out almost as soon as you join the RNR.

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How long is a tour of mobilised service with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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A tour of duty is usually 6 months, supplemented with some pre-deployment training. On completion, you will be entitled to paid Post Operational Leave.

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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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I already have Naval Service experience so what training will I be doing with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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This very much depends on whether or not you were classed as ‘trained strength’ in the Royal Navy, and which RNR job is assigned to you. You’re not expected to attend New Entry training – you are more likely to undertake your branch training at weekends instead. But you will still be expected to play an active part in your local unit.

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I am in full-time education am I liable to be called-out with the Royal Naval Reserves?

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No. People in fulltime education are not called for mobilised service.

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