November new member intake latest update with one week left before we stop accepting applications

Potential new team call out list membership applications continue to be received by the team with regards to our November membership intake, with the deadline now approaching for our latest recruitment drive to close.

We first advertised that we were recruiting again via our website on September 12th 2010, since which time to date we have received thirty seven on line applications, two direct email enquiries and three 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 hill walking, 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, a Teacher, ex and serving Police Officers, a Student Paramedic, a Consultant Psychologist, two Medical Doctors, a Community Support Worker, a Surveyor and a Solicitor.

Of the forty two total applicants to date nine 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, Atherton, Manchester 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 forty two initial applications received to date, seventeen 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, as the cut off date for applications to attend our Thursday and Sunday sessions is November 1st 2010.

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.