the british ARMY 

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​Being combat ready for operations is our highest priority. The British Army is ever vigilant, always ready and steadfast in its commitment to the defence of the UK and its citizens.

Protecting the UK

Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role.  Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. 

Prevent Conflict

The British Army does not simply react to world events.  We are persistently engaged around the world to help shape the environment and prevent conflict in the future.

deal with disaster

Be it at home or overseas, we are always prepared to provide assistance in the event of a large scale emergency.  From floods in the UK, to humanitarian assistance overseas in Africa following the Ebola outbreak, or the Caribbean after the hurricanes, we are ready to meet every challenge.

fight the nation's enemies

Be it at home or overseas, we are always prepared to provide assistance in the event of a large scale emergency.  From floods in the UK, to humanitarian assistance overseas in Africa following the Ebola outbreak, or the Caribbean after the hurricanes, we are ready to meet every challenge.

What happens when I go to an army careers centre?

reserves

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Roles in the army

army reserves

Army Reservists are a vital component of the UK Armed Forces and as such play a key role in the defence of the nation. They commit part of their spare time to serve in the UK’s Volunteer Reserve Forces. They balance their civilian life with a military career to ensure that, should the country require them, they are ready to serve alongside their regular counterparts anywhere in the world.  Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces and thus are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in areas such as medical.

243 (Wessex) Field Hospital

243 (Wessex) Field Hospital is your local Army Reserve Medical Unit.  We are one of ten regional reserve Field Hospitals in the UK and cover the South West of England with Detachments in Keynsham/Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth/Truro and Portsmouth.  

 

Our reservists, predominantly medical/healthcare professionals drawn from the NHS, have deployed on every major UK military operation in recent history and stand ready to be deployed again, if required, to operational theatres worldwide. They undertake a diverse and sometimes hazardous range of clinical roles and always deliver outstanding results. The majority of them continue to work in, and in support of, the NHS during the COVID 19 pandemic using additional clinical leadership and operational planning skills gained from their military experience. 

 

Working in close partnership is crucial and we thank all employers for their ongoing support and encouragement to each reservist.

Employers recognise the skills Reservists bring to civilian employment and support them through measures pledged as part of their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Find us on Facebook, look online at www.armyjobs.mod.uk or email:

243HOSP-Recruiting-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk to find out more

Capt Seren Peters

My name is Seren, I'm a doctor training in Radiology, currently working in Torbay Hospital and the Radiology Academy in Plymouth and I'm also a Captain in the Army Reserves. During my almost 6 years in the Army Reserves I have taken part in adventure training, military and clinical training - such as emergency trauma care, how to deal with chemical and biological attacks and have been able to attend a sought after Tropical Medicine course. Whilst I give up a reasonable amount of my spare time to be in the Army Reserves, I feel that I more than get back what I put in! I get paid to take part in adventure training such as mountain biking, climbing and hiking, and I have also been away skiing with the Army, receiving full day tuition for 7 days.

 

Being part of the Reserves means you are able to attend other courses such as BATLS (Battlefield Advanced Trauma and Lifesaving Techniques), adventure training including instructor courses and have regular opportunities to attend these types of courses overseas. All these activities, whilst being great fun, also serve to teach me skills such as teamwork, leadership, organisation and confidence, which I take back to my job in the NHS.

 

The unit I am part of , 243 (Wx) Field Hospital, is a fantastic group of people and incredibly welcoming. I would recommend the Reserves to anyone that has an interest in military skills, emergency clinical care, secondary healthcare and fitness.

165 Port and maritime regiment RLC

What do 165 Port and Maritime Regt RLC do?

We specialise in moving stores, equipment and vehicles from ship to shore and road to rail, utilising our fleet of landing craft, vessels and vehicles, we also provide the vital role of Operational hygiene. We deliver all these capabilities wherever they are needed whether that’s in the UK, Europe, Canada or the Caribbean.

We will give you the opportunity to do something different whilst getting paid to train in your spare time. Learn new skills, specialist qualifications, meet new friends and earn an annual tax-free Reserve commitment bonus of up to £1862. Whats stopping you?

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