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Retention Bonuses for AMS Pinch Point Trades

#1
I see that the AMS is dishing out retention bonuses of £20,000 for pinch point trades, as long as youre a QA that is.

I keep forgeting that the RAMC is for doctors and the rest of us in the Corps are an inconvienience even if we are in operational pinch point trades. Cheers Louis!
 
#3
thr grim reality is that if proffessionaly qualified trades that are in high demand are not given an incentive then they will not join or wil vote with their feet and leave.

we already have civilian nurses in iraq how long before the mod has to hire civilin odp, x ray and labs.
 
#10
and..................
Scrub nurses but not the undermanned ODP trade are also an operational pinchpoint.[/quote]


if the ODPs are so short why dont they do what they've done before and draft in the Royal Scaley Backs to do that boring theatre job.. or even better I've heard there's lots of Ex Royal Irish lookin for work... :wink:
 
#12
Lamster said:
if the ODPs are so short why dont they do what they've done before and draft in the Royal Scaley Backs to do that boring theatre job.. or even better I've heard there's lots of Ex Royal Irish lookin for work... :wink:
jeeeeesus, what year was that? Ive only been involved in theatres for about 22 years so it must have been way before that
 
#15
What do you mean 'no recognition'? Apart from money what else do you want, a hug? Something/one to play with? Bunting and a brass band everytime you walk into the room? :roll:
 
#17
Filbert Fox said:
Lamster said:
if the ODPs are so short why dont they do what they've done before and draft in the Royal Scaley Backs to do that boring theatre job.. or even better I've heard there's lots of Ex Royal Irish lookin for work... :wink:
jeeeeesus, what year was that? Ive only been involved in theatres for about 22 years so it must have been way before that
Thought they opened the odp training up for a Scaley trade that was binned approx 6 years ago... prob bowlax, my mistake :scratch:
 
#18
Pay spine wouldnt work, as everyone will want to train in the trades that attract extra pay - but this £10,000 now and £10,000 in three years is just the same product in a different wrapper.

The £10,000 golden hello only attracted 3 takers if we were lucky...

... and what is the Doctors golden hello?

It is a necessary evil of today that if you want to attract people to join, especially the ' specialist' trades that are in great demands, then you have to dangle an appropriately large carrot for them
 
#19
The thing is I welcome people who already have the skills comming into the services and yes why not give them an incentive to join if it aids recruitment. However, why then do they make it so hard for those already interested in specializing nigh impossible to do so?. I have heard before you even get as far as the NEA you have to set yourself on fire and run a marathon faster than Paula Radcliffe, including the obligatory squat over a drain!

Wee Man.
 

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