Hi, watching and waiting


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Jan 6, 2021
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Hi, my son is hoping to be a 2022 recruit. I know that's a while off but wondered if anyone knew if there will be a 'glut' of potential recruits then because lots have 'held back' to after covid times?thankyou, it's great this site exists. Especially for worried parents like myself.

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Apr 6, 2015
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Numbers applying have already increased, but that has simply pushed the processing time up slightly, if all went well ( no medical issues) and applicants got their finger out with paperwork they could get in service in about 4 months from point of application - my shortest recently with an applicant with no special circumstances was 57 active days before in service - timelines are now nudging 5-6 months, will this be the same in 2022 ?? hard to tell but certainly job prospects for the demographic we deal with have decreased and may take a while to get back to any level of normality. But the RM will always require manpower so even is a slightly longer timeline I can foresee no real issues.

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