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Our recruiting process

As a result of the unique role of the Brigade, the demands and requirements of individuals we are looking for maybe significantly different to other parts of the Army.

Do you have these skills?

We are looking for a whole range of business skills that can be used within the Brigade to bring useful skills and knowledge to the team.

  • Influencer - An individual whose expertise is in activities that contribute to the changing or maintaining of another’s attitudes and/or behaviours).
  • Civil Affairs - An individual who can provide an effective link and enhance the relationship between military forces and civilian authorities in circumstances ranging from conflict and crisis to disaster relief.  They should also have the knowledge, skill and experience to identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in crisis situations and understand how to blend civilian and military means of delivering solutions to those needs.  Additionally, they should be able to provide advice to a military commander on non-military factors affecting his planning.
  • Media - An individual whose expertise is in the design, production, or delivery of a message, story or imagery.
  • Capacity Builder
  • Generalists - An individual with no specialist background in Information Activities or the domains of Civil Affairs, Influence or the media world.
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Content creatives
  • Digital content experts
  • Social media experts

77th Brigade run a series of briefing and assessments days aimed at the Regular, Army Reserve and civilians applicants. 

The assessments allow us to tell potential applicants what we are looking  for and select suitable individuals who may have skills the Brigade needs to operate in the future.

77th Brigade

How we select individuals

 We do this using the following approach:

  • Briefings on the background and future role of the Brigade
  • A series of tests:
  • Can the individual cope with uncertainty
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving
  • Study of individuals approach to problems with unorthodox solutions
  • Ability to deal with complex situations and scenarios
  • Opportunity to offer a personalised view of what they can bring to the Brigade
  • Interviews

Before attendance at an assessment you will be sent a briefing pack which will include pre-work to complete.

Following completion of the assessment day you will be notified whether you have been assessed as suitable to join 77th Brigade.

This does not automatically select you for a place in the Brigade. This is done via the normal applications to join the Army or if already serving via the selection board processes.

  • Regular soldiers if successful on the assessment can apply for assignment to the Brigade via RCMO and APC routes
  • Reservists may be offered roles in the Brigade on E2 assignment away their from parent unit
  • Civilians will either be encouraged to apply to join the Army as a Reservist or Specialist Reservist. Specialist reservists are restricted to employment only in 77th Brigade and not the wider Army.

The next planned assessments dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 24th November
  • 25th November
  • 26th January 2018
  • 27th January 2018
Apply by sending us your application form (available on the right of this page) plus your CV and covering letter.

All civilian applicants must register with the NRC to attend. Please state your interest is in 77th Brigade.
Age limit for applications is 67 years old.

 

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