Potential new team member October 2012 Recruitment intake update

Regards our October 2012 potential new team member recruitment intake, for persons interested in joining the operational team membership, we can report that to date we have now received twenty applications of interest via our online application form, with (so far) thirteen confirmed attendees.

We have had a further five email enquiries which as yet have not resulted in any on line application being received by the team (But there is time yet!)

All the applications received continue to be of a very high calibre and if previous intakes are anything to go by over the next few remaining days we can expect yet more interested applicants.

To date the applicants have included two GMP Police Officers, a Nurse, a Sound Engineer, a HGV Driver, an IT business owner, a Gardener / Tree Surgeon, two Medical Doctors, a Company Director, an Engineer, an Electrical Apprentice, an Administrator, a Drainage Engineer, a Customer Consultant and a Martial Arts Instructor.

Please note that potential applicants need to be aware of the obvious requirement to live and work near to or within our primary operational team area, to be able to respond in a timely manner to call outs and also to be a reasonable travel (distance) time for training and other team activities.

If applications are received from persons who live nearer to another MRT Base / HQ or area, we will generally redirect their interest to their nearest mountain rescue team.

To find out more about joining the Bolton MRT operational team membership, please look at our Membership page, which includes full details on membership requirements and a link to the initial application form.

All potential applicants are strongly advised to have a detailed look over our website ‘news’ pages to fully appraise themselves of what we get up to and where we routinely operate.

Our October recruitment intake consists of three sessions, all of which have to be attended, Thursday evening, 25th October, all day Sunday 28th October and Wednesday evening, 31st October 2012.

If you are interested please do not delay applying, as shortly we will be finalising arrangements for the above mentioned October dates, with regards to administrative matters, catering provision, transport arrangements and ‘staffing’ requirements needed from the rest of the team to support the three sessions.

(From the twenty applications so far received, very few are from women, this is despite the team having a mixed membership)