I got this little nugget in my email inbox this morning: GMTV is currently looking for someone to appear on the programme who has recently left the forces for good, returned to civvy street and is now in the process of looking for a job. The person we are looking for will have left the forces, no longer than one year ago and will have served for no longer than six years in total. They will have received some form of resettlement training, or perhaps didnâ€™t receive any at all, and are unhappy with the training, or lack of training, they received. This will be going out on GMTV during the week of 23rd March, but will involve just half a day\'s filming during the weeks of 9th and 16th March with a crew. The crew will come to your area, so no travelling will be involved, but you should be prepared to share your story with us. If you think you fit the bill for the above and wouldnâ€™t mind appearing on GMTV, then please get in touch either by e-mail â€“ to firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks Sarah Bleakley GMTV, Producer Thank You Now I have an issue with this, judging by the criteria outlined it seems to me that GMTV are looking to deliberately paint a poor impression of our resettlement. This in turn could prove damaging to service leavers. "served for no longer than six years in total" Why? Do they simply want someone young or are they after someone who never felt at home in the forces and has an axe to grind? Or are they after someone who is not entitled to the full resettlement package? "and are unhappy with the training, or lack of training, they received." And the point in this? Why not have someone who is happy with what they recieved, why not have both for a balanced view? I'm thinking this is designed to make the transition look poor, difficult, depressing and above all, nigh on impossible. They're going to end up with someone who couldn't be arsed to attend resettlement, didn't make full use of ELC, SLC etc and didn't like serving. This in turn could prove damaging to service leavers, showing a poor example and putting off potential employers who will see servicemen as ill-prepared for civilian employment. Designed to paint a bleak picture? I think so, I've asked Ms Bleakley these exact questions.