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: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2015-02-26.225511.h. [Accessed: 28 March, 2015].