More time needed to vet Fiji’s British army applications
October 16, 2019 12:35 pm
British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins
The British Army recruitment panel needs time to vet and select eligible Fijians who applied to join the British Armed Forces.
British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins says a high volume of applications were received during the recruitment drive carried out a few months ago.
Hopkins has denounced social media posts which stated that applications received will not be considered.
“So British Army recruitment is still open for all of the arms services. Some people at the moment are getting a message to say that applications is on hold. This is just because there has been such a high volume of applications received that we are still working through all of them. So it would take a little while”.
Royal British Legion General Manager Merewalesi Dewalagilagi says over 600 applications were received from Fiji alone.
“So far the update, what we’ve been informed that it’s on hold until they’ve cleared all the backload until December then probably re-issue the new dates and also the applications will be on again till next year January”.
She adds Fijians are encouraged to apply again after the selection of the first batch.