Army recruiters coming to town

Arbroath will be on the frontline of British Army recruitment next week as part of a nationwide campaign to enlist another 10,000 soldiers.

The ‘Step Up’ recruitment campaign will hit the Arbroath Jobcentre Plus clinic on Wednesday, June 26, as the British Army seeks to bolster its ranks.

The clinics will provide potential recruits with more information about career opportunities in the British Army as well as the chance to meet and talk to young serving soldiers.

There will also be television adverts to coincide with the campaign using the iconic image of a pair of British Army boots.

The recruitment process has been streamlined with vacant posts now being advertised in Jobcentre Plus clinics and can be applied for online.

All applications are administered through the dedicated National Recruiting Centre, where a mentor is assigned to each applicant to guide them through the process of joining the Regular Army or Reserves.

Brigadier Andrew Jackson, the director of recruiting and training for the Army said: “We are always looking for talented, young people to take up the challenge of a career in the Army. No matter what your skills or background, the Army has something to offer you and an Army job provides opportunities to learn much more beyond military skills.

“It will develop you and show you the strengths you didn’t know you had.

“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.

“Today is about helping people in Scotland take the first step toward a successful career in the Army, and beyond.”

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