Army recruitment drive comes to Boston

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Bostonians are being urged to consider signing up to the army, with a recruitment drive for the force set to hit the town.

The army will hold clinics at Boston Job Centre tomorrow (Thursday) and on July 4 as part of its nationwide ‘Step Up’ recruitment campaign designed to sign up 10,000 soldiers in the coming year.

The clinics offer potential recruits in Boston information about the range and variety of jobs available in the army as well as a unique opportunity to meet and talk to young serving soldiers.

The force says it is aiming to ‘dispel the misconception’ that there are no jobs up for grabs in the army and will also run a series of TV adverts.

An army-commissioned survey also revealed that 14 per cent of people in the East Midlands would think about it as a career.

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.

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