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Professional soldiers to be announced on Friday

   

The list of successful applicants in the Defence Ministry’s drive for professional soldiers will be made public on Friday, Defence Ministry officials said.


   

For reasons of transparency, the list of successful candidates, as well as the runners-up, will be published in the Government Gazette.

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The published list will be in order according to the average mark as depicted on the applicant’s school leaving certificates.

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The first 3,000 applicants will be employed, while the remaining candidates will complete the runners up list.

The runners up list will be applicable for one year, and will be used to supplement candidates who decide to leave the National Guard or who are unable to meet the requirements as set out by the service.

If places need to be filled after the end of the year’s implementation of the runners up list, a new selection process will be announced.

A two week grace period will be given for any objections to be forwarded to a special committee that will need to complete investigations into all the objections within two weeks.

The successful candidates are set to start at the end of October by completing a basic training course before being placed in the various corps.

In June, the ministry was swamped by applications, which peaked at 5,005. 

This comes to no surprise as their monthly salary will amount to € 1,127 plus a 13th salary. 

Also, professional soldiers will sign a contract for a year which will be the trial period and then will be able to renew the contract for a maximum ten years.

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