Army offers bursaries to boost recruitment

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by mintymcginty, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. Do the Army offer scholarships to the children of Officers and not Soliders? Or is this a confusion, on behalf of the Guardian, over what is available to the Pads Brats?

    I would have thought this move is to attract the more intelligent and quallified recruits, given that there are more and more jobs becoming more technical.

    Afterall there are more and more soldiers graduating, either for work or just for sh1ts and giggles.
  2. I reckon it's a good idea, although a school leaver is blatently going to piss that straight up the wall :D
  3. Presumably a large part of the reason for that being connected with the proliferation of decidedly dodgy "degrees" in sports management, dress making, knob polishing and surfing?

    As far as employers are concerned nowadays, it is an open secret that any degree earned in any subject after 1995 without a language or a scientific/technological or mathematical bias should be viewed with general suspicion. Cheaper if the army offered subsidised degrees over the internet, we need a few more "graduates" in media studies, social work and edyoucayshun. Not.

    To be fair, this particular incentive doesn't look half bad, though