Two years ago a recruiter from the local AFCO came in to my school, gave us the presentation etc and offered us all a place on a weekend camp being run by the army. In total from my year about 40 signed up. He did the same presentation to I believe, two other year groups with similar numbers of volunteers. Two years on and not a single person has been contacted by the Army regarding this weekend away training. My point is this; How can the army complain about recruitment with recruiters like that? Over 100 young people had volunteered to go on a weekend away with the army. Although some would have already wanted to join the army, say 1 in 25 (probably less than that), that leaves 24 young people who had at least some interest. Now obviously not all of those would go straight into the Army, but they would at least have been given a positive view, maybe going on to join the TA etc. As it is most of them developed a negative view from the experience. What could the army do to stop this pointless recruiting type? I realise this is somewhat of a rant over nothing.