Army marches on with ‘failed’ digital recruiting system

British Army Royal Military Academy Sandhurst cadets alongside U.S. Army West Point Military Academy cadets

Military chiefs are looking to expand an online recruiting system that has left the army short of thousands of soldiers despite repeated criticism from spending watchdogs and MPs.

It emerged on Thursday that the Ministry of Defence was seeking a “digital recruiting platform provider” to take over recruitment for the navy and air force, as well as the army, from 2024.

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Tim Ripley has been writing on defence issues since 1990, for a wide range of British and international publications. He has reported from conflict zones in the Balkans and Middle East, as well as major defence and aerospace industry exhibitions around the world. Recent assignments include the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia, the Farnborough, Paris, Dubai and Singapore Airshows, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, The Hague war crimes tribunal and the Pentagon in Washington DC. His news reporting and features have appeared in the mainstream news media (The Sunday Telegraph, The Economist, The Scotsman) as well as specialist defence publications (Jane's Defence Weekly, Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's Sentinel, Air Forces Monthly, Air International, Defence Helicopter, Unmanned Vehicles, Flight International, Flight Daily News, World Air Power Journal, International Air Power Review)

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