Army: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th November 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army recruitment offices have been closed in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland in the last 12 months.

Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has given recent consideration to increasing the number of armed forces information centres in Scotland.

Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army recruitment offices there are in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No Army recruitment offices have been closed in the UK or Scotland in the last 12 months. There are currently 74 recruiting offices in the UK, of which five are in Scotland. A trial is currently being conducted into the deployment of mobile careers centres at locations throughout the UK, including Scotland.

Whilst physical recruitment offices do have a role to play, research shows that today's target audience is twice as likely to look online for career guidance and advice. Given the improved digital access and contact that we now provide, a number of Army recruiting offices were closed in 2012 and 2013. However, there remains a recruiting office within a reasonable travelling distance of over 90% of the target population.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.