I am thinking about joining the TA, but I was told that you don't need to go aboard as its a volunteer roll. You train every Tues evening and go away for 6wkends (one wkend off, one wkend on) then when you've completed that you go to boot camp for 2wks.. you get paid about £35.00 a day when training. Once you sign up it's a 12yr thing, but you can leave, but you just have to get 3months notice.. But what does the TA get out of it?? It all seems to good to be true.... Anyone can you help?? i've already did the online chat online on the army site and I went into one of the offices and was given some info, but people are hearing things and the lies they have told..False hopes should I say..I think it would be a good job opportunity but some people are unsure what their real agenda is..I would never volunteer to go and fight (maybe die) my partner and my sister are worried I may have to go away for min 6months..My partner would be more happy once he knows I will not go aboard..People have asked me what does th TA get out of you when you sign up if your not going to go aboard and fight..