New Army recruitment campaign

Brotherton Lad

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This is a signals problem not an ARTD problem. JCU(R) has shown that we can create specialist groups if needed. That the R Sigs don't want to create a cyber specialist cadre is on them.

ARTD has gone. Now split between ARITC and LWC (with the usual couple of anomalies).
 
How else do you ensure that the lads aren't absolute fez's? If it's tied to bullshit though, get rid. I got a reshow for not having my bananas in the fridge...which fucks bananas.
How do Tescos manage it? How do pads manage it? As room inspections are generally announced, it not like you'll ever see them at their worse.
 

Brotherton Lad

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How do Tescos manage it? How do pads manage it? As room inspections are generally announced, it not like you'll ever see them at their worse.

You should have seen the state of my lads' lines the night after the Naafi Christmas bash. Some couldn't even face the Gunfire.
 
This is an interesting argument. However I saw many individuals recruited into a technical trade in the signals only to be completely disheartened with the reality of de-rusting tentpegs, building tents or first parading rovers set in. Most got out at the earliest opportunity.

I get your point though - it’s tough to recruit people into technical trades when in reality most of them will spends time mooching in camp not doing their trade.
Oddly, our biggest Regiment has the best retention figures in the Corps and the second best in the Army.
 
we're(were) moving away from that.

my last unit was running Cisco courses (and qualifying folk) and similar.

Mundane tasks were done on end-ex and done to a standard where pointless repetition was unnecessary.

some stuff is necessary. Ie building tents to work in.
Bramcote?
 
As much as possible granted - but a vehicle fleet needs to be maintained daily (allegedly), troop commanders inspections still happen regularly all of which entail bone jobs which begs the question from the crows of “why did I spend 12 months in phase 2 to come here and de-rust this Rover every day”

Good to hear they’ve started running decent courses though.
We have to, Class 3/1 training isn’t FFP and MOD keep buying poorly supported OpCIS.
 
How would you know, you haven’t been on the shop floor to understand what is needed beyond the Infantry?
I don't "know" which is why I said "may".
John, seeing as you haven't got a clue about some of people, and skills needed, we need for 21st century operations...

as for Scotland. The Scots guards recruit from England too. Many are English.

we'll out aside the Fijian recruits.

A small reason for the downturn is the amalgamation to the RRS. Vets didn't like it and aren't shy about telling folk the new regiment/battalion is sh*t. Would you join a regiment that you've been told isn't as good as it s predecessor?
Well aware of that, thanks. As do the Irish Gds. Less so the Welsh Gds.
It's got nothing to do with a knowledge of 21st c ops, simply having a working brain cell which those R Sigs posting on this don't seem to have between them.

Scotland nominally has 5 bns for a population of 5.3 million - roughly one bn per million.

England nominally has 21 bns (including 3 Paras, including some Scots) for a population of 53 million - roughly one bn per 2.5 million.

Do the maths. Even if half the Scots bns are manned entirely by English and Fijians (who are capped at 15% per unit) they're still comparatively better recruited from Scotland than English bns.

It was a rather obviously stupid supposition.

(and FWIW I've seldom met any old and bold who thought a new / amalgamated bn was as good as their own)
 
Genuinely don’t know. RRF has the honour of having the best retention in the Army.
Without knowing the rates, its a bit meaningless to have the best, the figure I keep seeing across the Army for decades is a 60% sign off rate by their 5 year point, If the RRF are at 59% it could be the best but not really that good.
 
Without knowing the rates, its a bit meaningless to have the best, the figure I keep seeing across the Army for decades is a 60% sign off rate by their 5 year point, If the RRF are at 59% it could be the best but not really that good.
Exactly. FWIW, which is absolutely nothing, RRF don't have anything remotely like "the best retention rates in the Army", which I thought would have been obvious however little one knows about 21st c ops.

@K44 is inevitably talking bollox.
 

Caecilius

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ARTD hold all the money, so I don’t see it as anyone else’s fault?
They can only do what they're told. If R Sigs wanted a specialist cyber cadre they could start by asking for one. It isn't ARITC's responsibility to divine what the corps might like if it got its act together.
 
They can only do what they're told. If R Sigs wanted a specialist cyber cadre they could start by asking for one. It isn't ARITC's responsibility to divine what the corps might like if it got its act together.
My point is that Army has the money and is focusing on getting when it thinks everyone wants. None of the adverts mention Maths, physics or IT and whilst I’m happy with a bit of door kicking I want someone that can fix shit under pressure. Cyber is a missed boat as far as R Signals is concerned.
 
Exactly. FWIW, which is absolutely nothing, RRF don't have anything remotely like "the best retention rates in the Army", which I thought would have been obvious however little one knows about 21st c ops.

@K44 is inevitably talking bollox.
What matters here is that a Signal Regiment has the second best retention rate in the Army. Anyone less up their own ARRSE would enquire how they did it. Interesting that an (?) Infantry unit topped the scores, JPA is probably u/s on their site.
 

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