Mar 12

Armed forces seeks 750 new recruits

The armed forces have announced they will create 750 new jobs in Northern Ireland in the next year.

Half of the 600 Army positions will be full-time, while a further 300 will be made up of part-time positions within the Territorial Army.

The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will recruit for 150 jobs which will be a mixture of full and part-time hours.

The roles will cover a range of trades and professions, but will focus specifically on engineers, medics and logistical personnel.

The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army are recruiting in Northern Ireland, with 750 new jobs over the next twelve months.

The jobs, which are both full and spare time, cover a wide range of trades and professions, with engineers, medics and logistical personnel particularly in demand.

Lieutenant Colonel Dick Rafferty, Head of Army Recruiting in Northern Ireland said they will be recruiting officers as well as soldiers, which could prove popular with university graduates.

“Training and development of our soldiers is key and after basic training they can expect to begin earning more than £17,000 a year, plus benefits such as a pension, free healthcare and subsidised accommodation.

“The best advice I can give anyone who is interested in a career in either the Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force is to come along to the Armed Forces Careers Exhibition later this month.

We aim to give attendees a flavour of what life in the Forces might be like, and it’s an informal, relaxed way to learn more,” he added.

An officer’s basic salary is £24,000 and the Army will pay for further education or qualifications needed for the role.

The Armed Forces Careers Exhibition will take place at Kinnegar Barracks on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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