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Service Personnel: Recruitment and Retention

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Conservative, Harrogate and Knaresborough

The Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency is proud home to the Army Foundation College, which has 1,100 junior soldiers in training. Last year, the college received an “outstanding” classification from Ofsted. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the educational excellence on offer is a key part of the recruitment package for the college, and that the qualifications the junior soldiers receive set them up not just for their careers in the Army, but for the whole of their lives?