Is there a recruitment shortage?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by henrythompson98, May 3, 2008.

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  1. Hi,

    I start basic training on 12th May, so I've been interested in recent military news.

    I came across this in the Guardian regarding recruitment shortages and pinch points in the Army: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/27/military.defence

    Does any know what these pinch points are?
    What parts of the Army are must undermanned?
     
  2. Mainly Infantry mate.

    Good luck with training.
     
  3. There are quite a lot of pinch point trades in the army, they can change depending on how recruiting has gone in that year and course availability. As well as the infantry other trade related jobs like REME Vehicle Mechanic, RLC Chef etc are also pinch point trades. Some like REME Recovery Mechanic, RE Fitter etc can also offer golden hellos which are a financial award after phase 2 training is completed. Best thing to find out on current info is through the ACIO.
     
  4. Which ATR will you be going to? I start on 12th May at Pirbright.