November new member intake latest update

Potential new team call out list membership applications continue to be
received by the team with regards to our November membership intake.

We first advertised that we were recruiting again via our website on
September 12th 2010, since which time to date we have received thirty on
line applications, one direct email enquiry and two postal applications to
join the team.

The local daily newspaper, The Bolton News, has also advertised the fact
that we are recruiting, with most of our applications arising from their six
separate articles to date. The Leigh Journal has also advertised our latest
recruitment drive.

We’ve had applications from a wide spectrum of the community, all with a
common interest in hillwalking, or climbing or mountaineering, and obviously
in giving something back to their local community.

Potential applicants include a Dental Surgeon, two Arboricultural students,
an RSPCA Inspector, an Intensive Care Nurse, Teacher, ex and serving Police
Officers, a Student Paramedic, Consultant Psychologist, a Community Support
Worker and a Solicitor.

Of the thirty three total applicants to date eight are women, and the age
range of those applying varies from the youngest at 18 to the oldest at 63.

Most applicants are from the Bolton area, with others from Warrington,
Astley, Daisy Hill, Lowton, Leigh, Hindley Green, Edgworth, Haigh, Heaton
and further afield.

All potential applicants are reminded that it is an essential requirement to
be able to attend our weekly Wednesday evening training sessions, as well as
to have the flexibility to attend emergency call outs (which after all is
our reason for existing!)

So far from the thirty three initial applications received to date, fifteen
applicants have gone on to actually confirm their attendance on the Thursday
evening and all day Sunday sessions.

Via the website we would like to stress to all applicants who have yet to
confirm their attendance on the Thursday and Sunday sessions to do so as
soon as possible to ensure they have a place on this intake.

Details on joining the team are available within the ’membership’ section of
our website, or by clicking on the link on our ’Home Page.’

Potential applicants accepted to join the team as Probationary Team Members
after the Thursday evening, November 4th and all day Sunday November 7th
Membership Introductory sessions will be expected to commence their training
with the team straightaway on Wednesday evening, November 10th at our
Ladybridge Hall, Bolton, HQ / Base at 19.00hrs.