How to Join the Parachute Regiment in 2024

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How to Join the Parachute Regiment in 2024

The complete guide to joining the parachute regiment in 2024.

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The Parachute Regiment is a formidable force and the soldiers are so highly trained, committed and dedicated, only a select few get the chance to join.

Within this professional 190-page ‘How To Join The Parachute Regiment’ book is all the information you need to help you pass the Para’s selection process including interview questions and sample responses.

We have also included an entire section dedicated to showing you how to pass the British Army Recruit Battery Test (BARB).

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The Parachute Regiment Selection Process

The selection process  will normally consist of the following elements:

Stage 1 – Online Application Form

The first step on your journey is to register your interest online, or by contacting your local Armed Forces Careers Office. There you will be required to fill out some basic information, learn about life in the army and if you wish to proceed you can then submit an online application.

Joining the parachute regiment is a very big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You will need to consider your choice of career carefully and will be required to complete a short questionnaire that will determine your suitability for joining.

Stage 2 – AFCO Briefing and Interview

The next stage in the application process is the briefing and interview. During this you may be asked a number of questions regarding yourself and your motivations for applying to join the parachute regiment. During this stage you also get the opportunity to ask any questions about life in the army as a paratrooper. Your candidate support manager will also provide you with a plan to help you prepare the the army aptitude tests, the army assessment centre and the Parachute Regiment Aptitude Course (PRAC).

Usually held at the armed forces careers office, but due to current COVID-19 restrictions this stage is currently undertaken online.


The next stage in the process is to attend the Army assessment centre at one of the centres based around the UK. This 2-day event will include a number of assessments which you will need to pass to progress in the selection process.

  1. Army aptitude tests
  2. Physical tests
  3. Literacy and numeracy tests (depending on qualifications)
  4. Medical assessment

Stage 4 – the parachute regiment aptitude course

The PRAC consist of the following elements:

  • Gym tests
  • Command task.
  • 4 Mile Run
  • 2km in best time
  • Steeplechase Course
  • 2 circuits in no more than 18 minutes

If you want to join the Parachute Regiment then our comprehensive guide covers every element of the selection process.

There’s no two ways about it, the Parachute Regiment is a formidable force and the soldiers are so highly trained, committed and dedicated, only a select few get the chance to join. We will show you how to prepare effectively in order to increase your chances of joining the Parachute Regiment. From actual Para interview questions through to army aptitude test prep this is the complete guide to joining the Parachute Regiment.

During our research we have even managed to obtain a copy of the Parachute Regiment interview marking sheet and it’s all contained within your guide!

How to Join the Parachute Regiment: Commonly Asked Questions

To be eligible to join the parachute regiment, you must be 16 to 35,5 years old. Although no formal qualifications are required you will have to pass a tough and thorough selection process. This will include passing a number of army aptitude tests. However, the most difficult part of the selection process, is the physical fitness requirements. You will be required to have an exceptional level of cardiovascular fitness to be able to pass the Parachute Regiment Aptitude Course (PRAC).

As a newly appointed paratrooper, you will start on a salary of £15,985 during your basic training. At the end of basic training or after 26 weeks service you will receive a pay rise increasing your salary to £20,400. It is worth noting that life in the armed forces also comes with a number of benefits, such as subsidised food and accommodation. Not forgetting the excellent British Army pension, and six weeks annual leave.

Yes, the British Army and the Parachute Regiment are still recruiting, this is a constant recruitment window which does not close. As the paras are one of the most difficult and prestigious army regiments to join, very few will make the grade.

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  • The Top 10 Insider Tips and advice on how to prepare;
  • Preparing effectively for the Parachute Regiment selection process;
  • Completing the Parachute Regiment application form correctly;
  • Choosing the right career/trade for you;
  • Army Careers Office information;
  • How to create the right impression when applying to join the Parachute Regiment.


  • Preparing effectively to pass the tests;
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  • How you will be scored during the Parachute Regiment interview;
  • Tips on how to increase your Para interview scores;
  • How to prepare effectively for the interview;
  • The Parachute Regiment interview scoring criteria;
  • Sample interview questions;
  • Sample responses to the interview questions.


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A full breakdown of the qualities required and cutting out the filler so you can memorise only what you NEED to know, making preparation a lot easier!

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This resource is designed to help anyone looking to become a paratrooper and conquer the gruelling selection process.

It is ideal for those just staring out at the application stage, who want an “over-the-shoulder” guide to passing each stage of the process.

If you have already begun the selection process, then you’ll be able to pick up this guide from the exact stage you are at and follow the step-by-step guidance to passing the application form, interviews, and more with winning confidence.

Whatever stage of the process you are at, you can be confident you’ll have all the strategies and tools you need to succeed.

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At we like to do things a little differently. Instead of just giving you access to guides which explain how the selection process works, and what you need to do to pass, we teach you HOW to do it also. For example, we don’t just provide you with sample interview questions, we provide winning sample responses and step by step guidance on how to create your own successful answers. Whether you are thinking about applying, or you are half way through the selection process, this guide ‘hold your hand’ step-by-step. Here is a full list of everything you will get within this resource.

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