British Army Recruitment Statistics 2013 to 2015

Training, Shelter LessonRecruiting for both the Regular Army and Army Reserve is measured on a nationwide basis.

Since April 2013 the British Army’s recruiting has been processed centrally as part of the Recruit Partnering Project (RPP), with applications made online rather than solely at local careers offices.

Official statistics for the Regular Army and Army Reserve intake of untrained and trained direct entrants for the period 2012-13 (the year preceding the start of RPP) and then up to 31 December 2014 are shown below:

Intake:         2012-2013     2013-2014     2014-2015 (to 31 December 2014)

Regulars     10,300            7,020             5,340

Reserves     3,960              2,960             3,600


Brazier, J. (2015) Army: Recruitment. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 28 March, 2015].


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