British Army Recruitment & Temperamental Unsuitability

Research Paper Title Issues In Temperamental Unsuitability Re-Examining Concepts And Current Practice In The British Army. Abstract Currently, in the UK military, and particularly in the Army, a significant number of personnel are regularly discharged on the grounds of being assessed as “Temperamentally Unsuitable (TU) for military duties”, under Queen’s Regulations (QRs): (Army) 9.414 and 9.434 (1). In the last two years (2001-2003), preliminary… Read More


Development of Web-Based Assessment for Tri-Service Selection (from 2001)

Research Paper Title The Development of Web-Based Assessment for Tri-Service Selection: A Series of Questions? Abstract From work funded by the UKs Ministry of Defence (MOD), Corporate Research Programme, the researchers have reached the stage of examining the Internet as a means of selection for the Armed Forces. Previous work has looked at computer-based testing, adaptive testing and… Read More

Personnel Selection & Social Networking Websites: Recruiters & Applicants have Different Perspectives

Research Paper Title Social Networking Websites in Personnel Selection: A Signaling Perspective on Recruiters’ and Applicants’ Perceptions. Background Industry surveys and media reports suggested that recruiters increasingly used social networking websites (SNWs) in the selection process, but corresponding scientific research is still limited. Methods Using signaling theory, the researchers examined SNWs as a new way… Read More

The Five Most Common Reasons Why Applicants for the British Army are Turned Down

The five most common categories for rejection for each period are as follows (in decreasing order of frequency): 2012-2013: Medical, Eligibility, Motivation/Commitment, Residency/Nationality and Delinquency/Crime. 2013-2014: Medical, Eligibility, Residency/Nationality, Tattoo/Piercings and Motivation/Commitment. 2014-2015 (to end of December): Medical, Eligibility, Residency/Nationality, Tattoo/Piercings and Motivation/Commitment. Reference Scott, P. (2015) Information about Army Recruitment Centres. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 28 March, 2015].

British Army Recruitment Statistics 2013 to 2015

Recruiting for both the Regular Army and Army Reserve is measured on a nationwide basis. Since April 2013 the British Army’s recruiting has been processed centrally as part of the Recruit Partnering Project (RPP), with applications made online rather than solely at local careers offices. Official statistics for the Regular Army and Army Reserve intake… Read More