Serco shortlisted for Armed Forces Recruitment
Date: 31 Jul 2009
Serco, as part of the Prospector Group consortium with Logica and the AMV Group, has been shortlisted for the Armed Forces Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP).
The Ministry of Defence is seeking an industry partner to support Army recruitment at every stage, from the initial marketing right through to when a recruit starts training. As part of the solution, the partner will provide an underpinning management information system which will also be used by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force's internal recruiting teams. A decision on whether the RN and RAF will participate in the full partnering programme is expected in the next few months.
The contract is due to be awarded in 2011 and last for at least a decade, following a period of Competitive Dialogue with all bidders.
Tom Burnet, Managing Director of Serco's defence operations business, said, "Prospector Group brings a unique combination of experience, capability and talent to the challenge of Armed Forces recruitment. This includes over half a century of working alongside the military and a track record of world class service delivery in defence, information and communications technology and marketing services. We look forward to working with the MoD to develop a long term, sustainable approach that will help to ensure our Armed Forces continue to attract recruits of the very highest quality, and to enable resources to be focussed on training and equipment for the front line."
The UK's Armed Forces need to enlist around 33,000 new recruits (regular and reserve) each year, including some 23,000 for the Army.
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