Physically fit, medically healthy, psychologically sound. These are the basic (and obvious) qualities that an aspiring enlistee should have. Then there are other qualities that are not so obvious. So, let us pretend the title has not given the gist of the article away like the plentiful Avengers: Endgame spoilers that are currently rampant. Yes,… Read More
What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)? The NCS plays a vital and respected role helping to nationally recruit the right number of suitably committed and capable young people to join the Naval Service: Royal Navy; Royal Marines; RM Band Service; Maritime Reserve Forces; and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the… Read More
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.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to scrap the residency requirements for Commonwealth soldiers. As part of a drive to increase the number of applicants for roles in the British Armed Forces, the MOD has reduced the residency requirement to zero from five years, meaning applicants are not required to have lived in… Read More
Below is a brief outline of the British Armed Forces recruitment and selection process. Attraction method. Call centre contact. Basic filter checks: pass/fail. Personal details contact. Residency application required? Eligibility trade test: pass/fail. Selection interview: pass/fail. Medical: pass/fail. Fitness test: pass/fail. Security checks: pass/fail. Pre-joining course: pass/fail. Enlist and start training. Detailed information on the… Read More
Introduction In 2018, any person applying to join the Royal Air Force (RAF) should have resided continuously in the United Kingdom (UK) or the Republic of Ireland immediately before their application. Level of Security Check The specific length of this residency requirement, which is separate to a candidate’s nationality, is determined by the security clearance required… Read More
About This Report This report, authored by David Gee for Veterans for Peace UK, draws on veterans’ testimony and around 200 studies from the last half-century to explore the effects of army employment on recruits, particularly their initial training. The studies are mainly the work of military academic research departments in the UK and US,… Read More