Recruiting a retaining the right number of well-trained personnel is vital for the continuing success of the United Kingdom's Armed Forces. Yet recruitment and retention targets are not being met. There is particular concern about shortages in 'pinchpoint' trades - trades or areas of expertise where there is not enough trained strength to perform operational tasks without encroaching on the time provided between deployments for recuperation, training and leave. This report sets out to examine the factors which hamper recruitment and retention in the Armed Forces and reservists a identify what the MoD is doing to improve these. There is also concern and exmination of the issue of why ethnic minority personnel form such a low proportion of the Armed Forces.What more can be done and what more needs to be done to support Reservists? ... across the UK who could be deployed to provide low-level befriending support for families because very often people are ... The Regular Forces have a lot more influence on their soldiers, shall we say, to be able to get them to take information home which I do not think the TA have. ... to volunteer at the weekends and become a Royal Auxiliary Air Force Officer and disappear off and do exciting things, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Recruiting and retaining Armed Forces personnel|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2008|