Army ‘Step Up’ clinic in Halifax to attract recruits

Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment at the Halifax Piece Hall  homecoming  parade
Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment at the Halifax Piece Hall homecoming parade

A Jobcentre Plus clinic will be held in Halifax from next Wednesday as part of the “Step Up” campaign to recruit 10,000 new soldiers.

Clinics will be held on June 19 and 26 for those interested in a career in the British Army.

New statistics showed only half of all people surveyed realised that the Army is looking for new recruits.

The campaign and Jobcentre Plus clinics form part of an overhauled system designed to streamline recruitment.

Army jobs will now be advertised in job centres, and applicants will be able to apply online from anywhere in the UK.

Brigadier Andrew Jackson, the Director of Recruiting and Training for the Army said: “No matter what its size, the Army is always recruiting to ensure we have enough quality junior ranks and young officers to sustain the organisation and keep it ready for the challenges of the future.

“We pride ourselves on recruiting individuals who demonstrate talent and promise, and then provide them with all the training and development opportunities they need.”

There are over 200 careers available within the Army, including, engineering, HR, finance, and intelligence.

The Territorial Army is also recruiting with the aim of increasing the trained strength of the TA to 30,000 by 2018.

Territorial Army recruits receive Regular Army base rates of pay and qualify for an annual tax-free training bounty which can be as much as £1,674.

For more information visit http://www.army.mod.uk/join/StepUp or call 0845 600 8080.