spenny said:nutty_bag said:spenny said:nutty_bag said:spenny said:nutty_bag said:Halford said:At RMR Mersey there are great big signs advertising recruitment which a few of my troop said were responsible for their applying. also an advert in the Liverpool Echo. there is also a mobile recruiting stand in the car park which travels to different events, air shows etc.
although expensive i genuinely reckon TV advertising to be the best way.
i was out on a long road run and i got the idea for an advert:
the camera slowly pans sideways, left to right across an office showing a bloke at a desk, then across a lad in a uni lecture, then a fella on a building site, a fireman, a shop assistant and a doctor etc. next shot shows them all coming together at their unit and prepping for an exercise, then the next few shots pan across the same fellas doing a speed march, a patrol, an OP, a Troop attack, mortars etc.
just a thought!
anything would be better than that awful "cant get a job cos you havnt got any skills?" pongo one. it basically says "got **** all going for you? we'll av you." terrible.
we had 50 lads turn up to the selection weekend, and now on weekend four of phase two there are 9! so its not just getting people to turn up for selection, its getting them to stay the course!
I think alot of recruiting used to be done by word of mouth although i have to admit being one of a few lads that were on TVAM one morning with the aerobics woman with rubber dagger type T-shirts. I was the Royal behind directly looking at her arse. :lol:
Getting recruits through the door is one thing, but retention of those recruits is another ballgame altogether. At the start of my Phase 2 course there were about 8 or so blokes, with 2 of us going down to CTC on our course in may 1992. Of those 2, i passed and by best mate was back trooped and eventually passed his course 6 months later.
I have to say that a few years GD's after my course didnt really hold my attention due to a distinct lack of equipment and blokes in the Company who couldn't be arsed. Whats the point of doing an O.P when you have no night vision equipment to ensure the O.P log is adequately filled in!!! In the end i went and played elsewhere.........
My point is that the units have to keep the mens interests in order to retain them. Thats from the holding troop lads, right through to the lads in the Companies. I dont know the solution to this problem however.
:lol: :lol: No surprise there mate!! Did you give her lycra clad arrse cheeks a wee squeeze? :wink:
Think she was old enough to be my mum at the time, but then again i've always liked the older woman :wink: :wink:
Please tell me it wasnt that crazy chick with the long curly hair, who bounced around like the energizer bunny on steroids?.....................MAD LIZZIE? 8O
You know what mate, i think it might well have been. Well she was nice from the rear anyway..........so to speak. :lol: :lol:
Hahah - Nutts you are a fckn legend mate.!!
Nah mate, my oppo "J.C" the thieving bastard was the legend mate, taught me all i know and corrupted me on many occasions. :lol: :lol: