New Military Families Jobs Portal

A website to help military families into meaningful employment has been set up. Visit www.forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk to browse jobs and training opportunities. The portal was set up by the Army, Naval and Royal Air Force Families Federations. Advertisements Advertisements

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Mistaken Application!

“Any military commander who is honest will admit that he makes mistakes in the application of military power.” Robert McNamara (1916 to 2009) Robert Strange McNamara was the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968 who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in the nation’s military involvement in the Vietnam War.

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.

What is the Number of Applicants who become Pharmacy Technicians?

Below is the number of applicants to become Pharmacy Technicians between 2013 and 2015 (from an FOI request): 2013: Applied: 11 candidates, all in-service transfers (i.e. already serving in the military). Selection Board: 5 successful candidates (45%). Commenced Training: 4 candidates (36%). 2014: Applied: 10 candidates (8 in-service transfers and 2 direct entry (i.e. civilians)).… Read More

Millennials: Linking Lack of ‘Hard Work’ and Handshakes

For those of you who like a firm handshake, here are some interesting research/study findings: Researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds. The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were… Read More

Recruiters’ vs Usain Bolt

Did you know that nine seconds is now the average amount of time recruiters spend browsing a CV? Quicker than Usain Bolt can run 100 metres. Half of them have only six seconds to spare thanks to the increasing pressures of filling positions, says a poll for National Citizen Service. The findings suggests recruitment is… Read More