Overview of the British Army Recruitment & Assessment Centre Selection Process

Introduction For context and to help describe the recruiting process for an applicant wishing to join the Regular Army the following outlines the common soldier recruiting pipeline activity. It is worth noting there are nuances between Soldier/Officer and Regular/Reserve (primarily at selection [Note 1] and medical screening [Note 2]). This information was correct on 30… Read More

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What Medical Issues Could Stop Me Joining the British Army?

Why Does a Medical Assessment Matter? Working in the British Army is challenging, both physically and mentally, and, therefore, a history of health problems or the presence of health conditions that usually do not affect your everyday life, can mean that you are not able to join, or you might have to wait to join.… Read More

Developing a Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ)

Research Paper Title Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire in China: Development and Validation. Background To develop the Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ) in China and to test its reliability and validity. Methods In study 1, an open-ended questionnaire survey was conducted among 200 military personnel. Based on the empirical construction by military personnel of various branches,… Read More

US Army Trials Programme for Waivers for Test Scores

The US Army is introducing a pilot programme designed to find recruits who will be a better fit for the service and even allow them to enter jobs that require higher standardised test scores than what they earned, according to an Army news release. The Pentagon has authorised a three-year study using the Tailored AdaptivePersonality… Read More

Quick Outline of the British Army’s New Fitness Tests

There are now new fitness tests that aspirants will undertake when they attend the Army Assessment Centre. There are three elements that individuals will be tested on: Running; Throwing; and Pull. These elements are tested in the following tests. The Run This is a two-part run: 0.5 mile (800 metre) warm-up jog, taking between 6… Read More

How Blood Testing Is Important In The Military

Enlisting in the military is never an easy thing to do, and the screening process is quite difficult. The endurance that you need for you to stay in the military will not make the endeavour a walk in the park either. While training is physically strenuous, this is only to prepare you for the even… Read More

True or False: The Best Performers Make The Best Managers?

Nearly half a century ago the Canadian educator Laurence Peter described what became known as the ‘Peter Principle’. This suggested that managers “rise to their level of incompetence” because they are promoted on the basis of performance in their current role, even if that is not likely to translate to success in the next one.… Read More