Serco - jobs for walts?

#1
It seems SERCO has won a major, "pre-deployment training" contract with the Army. This will involve, among other things, providing pseudo troops to act as the enemy "for realistic training" exercises. Now! Now! All you Walts get fell in and fill yer boots! Your dreams have come true at last!
 
#4
linky as i work for serco I could transfer as being a binman is rubbish ( pun intended )
 
#8
All joking aside, if SERCO actually want to provide realistic training it'll be in their interest to recruit former servicemen & women.

Then again, the friendly rivalry that would undoubtedly ensue is very likely to end in alcohol-fuelled violence...
 
#11
Very interesting. A couple of years ago when doing OPTAG with the RN, our 'OPFOR' was provided by TA personnel who were subcontracted through a private company to provide OPFOR roles.

While its a good idea to bring it all into one supplier, isn't the provision of trained shooty types a role that the TA could do as a genuine role - it would be a good MTD filler, and provide useful support at lower cost?
 

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#12
Very interesting. A couple of years ago when doing OPTAG with the RN, our 'OPFOR' was provided by TA personnel who were subcontracted through a private company to provide OPFOR roles.

While its a good idea to bring it all into one supplier, isn't the provision of trained shooty types a role that the TA could do as a genuine role - it would be a good MTD filler, and provide useful support at lower cost?
Who would earn from the contract then?
 
#13
"Who would earn from the contract then?"

Profit making - the horror, the horror!
 
#15
I have been working for a private company for the last 2 years as part of the OPTAG training team and demo troop at Longmoor camp. This serco contract is linked in with the company i work for,and if all is to beleived then it will consist of nearly 2 platoons worth of ex regular and TA soldiers.
G4S originally lost the contract for the work we have been doing a couple of years ago,and they soon realised that focusing on recruting TA and reserve forces soldiers provides up to date and current skills, with many of the blokes returning from ops,whilst also keeping costs down as they are employed as and when.
 
#17
This bit makes me chuckle... " To deliver the programme, Serco has created new partnerships with a number of small and medium sized enterprises to supply some of the specialised training services. " Can you imagine rocking up for training & see our Jimbo sitting there ? Ha Ha it could happen.. oh to be a fly on the wall if it ever did.


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