UKSF(R) accept male volunteers who have no previous military service aged 18 to 32 or male volunteers who have had previous military service with any part of the Regular or Reserve Armed Forces (RN, RM, Army, and RAF) up to the age of 34. Volunteers must be able to commit to considerable training demands and willing to deploy overseas.
UKSF(R) Support Staff are not required to pass selection however must maintain a level of fitness and commitment. The specific trades required in support of UKSF(R) are:
- Drivers, Chefs, Vehicle Mechanics and Clerical staff willing to transfer to the units.
- Medical Staff are also required however they must have either previous military service with qualifications to CMT1 level or a civilian who holds a national qualification in emergency response or nursing.