Army seeks recruits
HUNDREDS of roles are on offer in the North-east with the Army Reserves.
The Reserves, previously known as the Territorial Army, get involved in everything the regular Army does – including combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian work and work in the community.
They offer training opportunities that fit around your day job, with many roles accompanied by a healthy pay packet.
Major Graeme Hynds, senior careers advisor at Middlesbrough Army Careers Centre, said: “There are over 200 vacancies in the North-east. There’s such a great diversity of roles – from engineering to armed units to technical roles.
“People can learn a role and choose one that appeals to them. The most important thing is the desire to learn something new. It’s all about their development, whether that be on a professional level or a technical level.
“There’s an age restriction of 18 in the regular army, but you can apply here at 16-and-a-half and you can be here up to the age of 50 in the Reserves.”
Anyone who wants to apply should go online, or visit a careers office or an Army Reserves centre.
“It’s a very simple short form to start with,” continued Major Hynds.
There are nine reserve units in the North-east area and opportunities in national centres. For information and application forms, visit www.army. mod.uk/reserve/31781.aspx