Are you ready for a part-time career with full-on rewards? The Army Reserve, formally known as the Territorial Force (TF), is a part-time job like no other. Whether your everyday life involves accounting, brick-laying, customer service, or you are a recent graduate – the Army Reserve will put a bit of extra in your ordinary.
The Army Reserve is the part-time component of New Zealand’s Army and has played a significant role throughout New Zealand’s history and remains relevant today. The Army Reserve contributes internationally on operational deployments around the world and nationally to civil defence during natural disasters.
The Army Reserve is made up of every-day New Zealanders who do their normal job in the community then conduct military training in their spare time. Living, working and training in their local community the Army Reserve is the public face of New Zealand’s Army.
The Army Reserve is looking to utilise your skills and will train you to use them within a military context or environment; The Army Reserve provides various options to allow you to do this.
As a Soldier or Officer in the Army Reserve, you could find yourself using the skills you’ve already gained as a civilian, by training in a specific role which relates to your everyday area of expertise. People with backgrounds in medicine, geographic information systems, engineering, information and communication technology, construction, project management, human resources specialists and more are all trained to use their civilian skills in a military environment, to help particularly in times of military or civil emergency.
Alternatively, you may choose to train as a Combat Soldier. This role will offer skills and experiences which will greatly differ from your civilian role. As a soldier in a combat or combat support trade your civilian skills are useful to the Army, and may be utilised when needed.
As a Reserve Soldier in the NZ Army you will be trained in basic soldier skills which include; weapon handling, first aid, field craft, navigation, fitness training and many other practical skills which you can apply in your every day life.
Find out more and apply now for the next intake in November 2013.
If you are ready to apply, please click here or call 0800 1FORCE to speak to an advisor.