Army: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Regular and (b) Reserve passed an assessment centre to join the Army in each year since 2012.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of Regular and Reserve Army personnel who passed the assessment centre or the Army Officer Selection Board in each year since 2012 is shown in the tables below:

Regular and Reserve Other Ranks

Calendar Year

Regular Soldier

Reserve Soldier

2012

8,920

2,250

2013

6,820

1,440

2014

8,180

2,610

2015

7,870

3,060

2016

6,400

2,250

2017

6,480

2,000

Regular and Reserve Officers

Calendar Year

Regular Officers

Reserve Officers

2012

490

70

2013

350

80

2014

360

150

2015

480

220

2016

490

220

2017

500

180

Notes:

Figures are a Single Service estimates and are not Official Statistics.

Figures have been rounded to 10 to limit disclosure and ensure confidentiality; numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.

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