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Newcastle's Territorial Army units are taking over the city centre to showcase the employment opportunities with the TA.
Chefs, drivers, medics, infantrymen, engineers, signallers and many more will come together in Northumberland Street to showcase the 220 roles available.
Members of the public will be able to speak to the soldiers and see the latest kit and equipment used by the British Army including armoured vehicles and a range of weapons.
Joining the TA as a Reservist is the ideal option for those who want to combine the opportunities of a role in the Army with their everyday civilian life.
Reservist soldiers and officers are trained ready to serve and capable of deployment alongside their regular counterparts.
The MOD will be investing an additional £1.8 billion in high quality training, increasing pay through a paid annual leave entitlement, providing more modern equipment, and giving the TA better access to welfare support and health services.
Reservists typically meet for training one night per week with their units, train at weekends and attend an annual two week training exercise either in the UK or abroad.
The minimum commitment is 27 days training per year, though it is 19 days for some specialist units.
From 2015 onwards, the commitment will rise to 40 days per year.