How will the redundancies effect new recruits?

#1
Hey guys,

I'm planning to join the Para's this year but after hearing about the reduncies in the army I was wondering what my chances of getting in will be now. If anyone can shed any light on the matter would be much appreciated :)
 
#2
Redundancies will not affect recruitment in the slightest, especially for the infantry. We'll always need Private soldiers and those we don't we can get rid of through natural wastage (blokes getting out).
 
#3
Redundancies will not affect recruitment in the slightest, especially for the infantry. We'll always need Private soldiers and those we don't we can get rid of through natural wastage (blokes getting out).
Nonsense - as if you would know current procedures.
 
#8
Redundancies enhance the future promotion lottery for current (successful) recruits because there's less "deadwood" downstream blocking the channel, if you get my drift.

I apologise in advance for anyone offended by the above, it was written and meant, generally. Of course, most of the people getting redundancy are NOT "deadwood".
 
#14
Those answers, whilst close, are not the whole truth. The redundancies are a result of a review (SDSR) which has made the Army smaller, and though new recruits will still be needed, the number needed will be reduced to reflect the smaller size of the Army. This will affect recruiting in one of two ways, 1. Entry standards will be increased, or 2. Waiting times will increase.
 
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#18
We have had 2 of these threads this week, probably around 15 over all with concerns over redundancy and recruiting. However this one gained momentum with some good answers so was worthy of staying alive!
 

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