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
Royal Navy Recruit Influx & Training Delivery Changes
Regulars In January 2021, Royal Navy (RN) recruits began training at HMS Collingwood for the first time in decades, and this is down to a response to both the growing RN and a surge in interest in joining up during the COVID-19 pandemic. As 2020 ended, applications to join the RN, Royal Marines (RM) and… Read More
Reasons for Candidates Disengaging from the Army Recruitment Pipeline (2013-2019)
The first table outlines the general reasons for candidates disengaging from the British Army’s recruitment pipeline, whilst the second table outlines the top 5 reasons. Applications 13/14 % 14/15 % 15/16 % 16/17 % 17/18 % 18/19 % Withdrawn 76,640 66.2 76,300 60.3 72,380 57.4 116,210 60.7 71,190 60.4 54,680 58.9 Rejected 24,220 21.2 34,590… Read More
7 Things You Should Know Before Enlisting In The Military
Did you know that the US army is older than the country itself? George Washington, on 14 June 1775, led the creation of a unified Continental Army. The Second Continental Congress then passed it. However, the United States became a country only on 04 July 1776, after declaring independence. This is one of the reasons… Read More
British Army is Mostly Meeting Recruitment Targets
Targets for new joiners are largely being met despite the planning and logistical challenges created by pandemic restrictions and national lockdowns. Colonel Nick MacKenzie, Assistant Director, Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command, said a number of measures taken during the year had kept the throughput of new recruits flowing freely. “We have adapted our processes… Read More
How to add Military Experience to a Civilian Resume and CV
Many veterans struggle applying for jobs and showcasing their military experience on their resume/curriculum vitae (CV). This is because, generally, most are unsure of how to add their military experience to their resume/CV in a way that is recognisable and relatable to a prospective civilian employer. It is essential to translate your military experience into… Read More
Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?
Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More
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