What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)?

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

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Outline of the British Armed Forces Recruitment & Selection Process

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

The Six HR Challenges for (Fitness) Businesses

Introduction In simple terms, human resources (HR) is about the management and development of people. However, as business owners/managers we have to think of our workers as more than numbers on a spreadsheet or database. Like a business, workers have wants and needs, both professional and personal. And, it is important to understand this, as… Read More

Are Members of EU Militaries Invited to Apply for the British Armed Forces?

All candidates for entry into the Armed Forces must: Be British from birth; Hold dual British/other nationality; or Be a: British National (approximately 66 million). Citizen of the Irish Republic (approximately 4.7 million people), or A Commonwealth citizen (composed of 53 members states of approximately 2.4 billion people). The EU is composed of 28 members… Read More

No. of Applications for Combat HR Specialist, 2014-2017

Table 1 highlights the number of applications for Combat HR Specialist in the AGC (SPS) between 2014 and 2017. Table 1: No. of Combat HR Specialist applications, 2014-2017 Rank/Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 Private 30/20 80/70 140/100 70/40 Lance Corporal 10/10 30/20 80/60 40/30 Corporal 10/¬ 30/30 70/50 40/20 Sergeant ¬/0 ¬/¬ 10/10 10/¬ Total… Read More

Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC) Statistics, 2013-2017

Table 1 outlines the pass rates for those attending the Royal Navy’s Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC). Table 1: Pass rate for PRNC Training Year Number Attended Attended (Referred) [Note 1] Failed to Attend 2013/2014 2024 104 11 2014/2015 2065 91 17 2015/2016 2124 162 30 2016/2017 1973 128 12 Notes If a candidate fails any… Read More

Army Officers Selection Board (AOSB) Reference Material

For those of you looking to attend the British Army’s Army Officers Selection Board (AOSB), you may find the material below of some use in preparing for it: AOSB – Aptitude Test, consisting of: Verbal reasoning. Numerical reasoning. Abstract reasoning. AOSB – Memory & Attention Test (MAT) & AOSB Personality Assessment. AOSB – Practice Planning… Read More