British Army Physical Employment Standards (PES)

The following four tables outline the Role Fitness Test (RFT) for:

  • Table 1: Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles, Phase 1 Basic Training (BT) Entrance Test and Output Test.
  • Table 2: GCC roles, Phase 2 Employment Training, or Initial Trade Training (ITT).
  • Table 3: Non-GCC roles, BT Entrance Test and Output Test.
  • Table 4: Non-GCC Output Standards.

You can read about the background to the new PES here and here.

Abbreviations used:

  • Reg: Regular Army personnel.
  • Res: Army Reserve personnel.
  • JE: Junior Entry soldiers.
  • SE: Senior Entry soldiers.
  • RFT(S): Role Fitness Test (Soldier).
  • RFT(E): Role Fitness Test (Entrance).
  • RFT(BT): Role Fitness Test (Basic Training).
  • MTP: Mid Thigh Pull.
  • MBT: Medicine Ball Throw.
  • MSFT: Multi-Stage Fitness Test.
  • AFT: Annual Fitness Test.
  • Inf: Infantry (except Para).
  • RAC: Royal Armoured Corps.
  • Para: Parachute Regiment.
  • RMT: Representative Military Test.
  • MATT: Mandatory Annual Training Tests.

Table 1: GCC BT RFT Standards and Table 2: GCC ITT RFT Standards

Table 3: Non-GCC BT RFT Standards

Table 3: Non-GCC BT RFT Standards (Continued) and Table 4: Non-GCC ITT RFT Standards

Reference

FOI 2019/05408 dated 12 June 2019.

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