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Army launches campaign to tempt nurses to join reserves

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The British Army has launched a new campaign to recruit part-time volunteers to join its reserves, including nurses and other healthcare workers.

The recruitment campaign launched today with TV adverts hitting screens nationwide and recruitment events across the country.

The campaign aims to improve interest in joining by showcasing some of the opportunities on offer to reservists, including travel and free training in professional qualifications. It also highlights that reservists get paid for their time and some can qualify for a tax-free annual bonus.

A spokeswoman said: “Nurses are a huge focus for the army and there are a whole host of opportunities available for those already qualified or seeking training as a student nurse. 

“All medical roles within the army reserve offer travel, adventure and development opportunities,” she said.

She added that the opportunities available included adult health nursing officer roles for registered nurses, where recruits could go on to do MSc-level training in intensive care, emergency medicine and occupational health.

Opportunities for trainee nurses that are seeking full-time roles are also available in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, she noted.

The army is holding a recruitment event at London Waterloo Station today, from 7am to 7pm, along with similar events in Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.

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