Official Statistics

Recruit trainee survey: financial year 2016/17

A tri-service attitude survey on training, facilities, food, support and fairness of treatment.



Errors have been found within this edition of the publication, these have been revised in the more recent editions which can be accessed on the Recruit Trainee Survey collection page.

The recruit trainee survey (RTS) annual reports provide summary statistics on the perceptions of training, facilities, food, support and fairness of treatment of Phase 1 and Phase 2 recruits and trainees.

The RTS was established following an appraisal of initial training by the Defence Operational Capability (DOC) in 2002. These reports were previously published as non-Official Statistics on GOV.UK.

Published 27 July 2017
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the content as the there were errors found in previous reports.
  2. First published.