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MOD launches diversity drive

#1
Is this in order to improve efficiency in MoD admin and management?

Is this to improve the welfare and 'working' conditions of service personnel?

Or is this just another ZanuNL box-ticking exercise?

MOD launches diversity drive


Sign-language interpreter at MOD HQ Diversity event on 25 September 2008

Second Permanent Under Secretary of State for Defence Sir Ian Andrews launched an event aimed at emphasising the importance of diversity in the Ministry of Defence at the department's head office in London yesterday, Thursday 25 September 2008.

The event was one of several taking place across the department, both in the UK and also in Germany, under MOD's 'Diversity: What's in it for me?' week.

Both Sir Ian and Sir Bill Jeffery, the Permanent Under Secretary of State for Defence, as the department's 'diversity champions' are committed to attracting staff that reflect and represent the diverse community we serve. During the event Sir Ian explained that the MOD still needs to do more in this area:

"We in Defence are not yet exactly exemplars of diversity," he said. "It is vital if we are to guarantee the skills needed to deliver battle-winning people and equipment. If we are to get the best out of our people we must ensure that each and every one of us is recognised and respected for the particular skills and talents we bring."

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#4
ugly said:
Perhaps they can find employment for all the disabled and PTSD cases appearing in an NHS A&E near you!
Only the black, gay, single parent, ones though............... we are talking Nu Liarbour with targets to meet :twisted:
 
#5
"attracting staff that reflect and represent the diverse community we serve"???? What happened to "you got top scores on the "which Domino comes next" test paper - you're in????

I don't want someone who 'fits' the current trend... I want someone who wants to be in the Armed Forces, not the front cover of Vogue!
 
#6
Don't worry too much. The interpreter woman is making the BSL sign for 'tiny penis' so I suspect she wasn't fully on-message.

Get used to cr@p like this. Labour's unwillingness to oust Gordon implies an acceptance of the inevitability of defeat at the next election. They'll be in full-on Kamikaze mode until then.

Get used to fat, hairy, middle aged blokes turning up in a flowery dress, fishnets and size 12 stilletoes at a workplace near you then suing because you don't sexually harass them.

Get used to interest free government loans to get your sex change done on BUPA.

Stand by for million quid plus 'redundancy' packages for MPs who lose their seats in New Labour's apocalypse, err sorry, I mean in the General Election.

Rejoice as I tell you that reparations for slavery and half million quid compensation payouts for coal miners made redundant by Maggie are on the 'shopping list' presented to Gordon when he asked the unions to save the Labour party from bankruptcy.

Stand by for the day after the election when the Incredible Dave and George Osborne, the Boy Chancellor, are standing in the blackened and still smouldering crater that's all that remains of the British economy.

In short, stand by for a rerun of the end of the 70s but without the flared trousers and cr@p haircuts.
 
#8
Ancient_Mariner said:
Get used to fat, hairy, middle aged blokes turning up in a flowery dress, fishnets and size 12 stilletoes at a workplace near you then suing because you don't sexually harass them.
And that would be different from my current shipmates how exactly? :D
 
#9
MotorMan said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
Get used to fat, hairy, middle aged blokes turning up in a flowery dress, fishnets and size 12 stilletoes at a workplace near you then suing because you don't sexually harass them.
And that would be different from my current shipmates how exactly? :D
I always knew you RFA types were a bit strange. It's the fumes from all that extra fuel you carry.
 
#10
mushroom said:
Do they hold recruiting seminars at Hedley Court? If not, why not?
And do not forget Tyrwhitt House! being a card carrying pensioned looney myself who attends Top Nut on a regular basis I would fit in nicely :lol: sort of like putting the lunatics in charge of the asylum! gissa job :p
We can give them DIVERSITY! and I dribble if required.
 
#12
hmmm, I'm going for door number 3.

It's like the OB. trumpton etc etc. As a taxpayer I want the most capable person working for me, not the most "diverse".
 
#13
The_Seagull said:
hmmm, I'm going for door number 3.

It's like the OB. trumpton etc etc. As a taxpayer I want the most capable person working for me, not the most "diverse".
I thought you got in on the diversity ticket? Sheep molesters were under represented in your force :lol:
 
#15
chocolate_frog said:
There should be only one criteria to joining the Armed Forces. You are deemed suitable and able to do the job. Colour, relegion and sex is immatierieal.
agree sex religion n colour but big thing is suitability - at the mo in a certain trade in the REME we seem to be taking all the left overs and this trade is going to be the future Mil Instr's - some of them find it hard to participate in a lesson let alone give one.

then u need to look at who is deciding who is suitable and able to do the job - shouldnt be left to MPs or top brass - should be the guys on the coal face who do the job and understand it needs and all the traps that it puts in front of you.

suitability versus sustainability
 
#16
And this is going to make the armed forces better at eliminating the queens enemies how?

I would suggest that HMF have been pretty good at the job for a good few hundred years without this pointless and intrusive twaddle.

Is it too much to hope that some sanity will be restored when the tories get in?
 
#19
RABC said:
So what do we do if the "minority ehnic groups" do not want to sign up - form a press gang at Sangin ??
if they dont then surely that emphasises the point

core values - lack of commitment - wot does the country need - armed forces who want to be in the armed forces or a pc company
 
#20
Sarge_Knows_Best said:
quality not quantity
Ah, but quantity has a quality all of its own :)

Maybe we could recruit all these inner city gangs that keep populating the front pages with stab and gun killings. Ever seen South Park The Movie?

Or "specialist" mine clearance units.

That should even up the scores.
 

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