(CMR) The Cayman Islands is to hire approximately 50 part-time Reservists for the island's regiment.
Governor, Martyn Roper, made the announcement on his Facebook page on Saturday (June 6) noting that the main purpose of the recruitment exercise was to “provide additional resilience for disaster preparedness”.
“I was delighted to announce that the recruitment campaign for 50 part-time Reservists for the Cayman Islands Regiment has started,” said Roper in an announcement on Facebook.
“To advance our plans for a Regiment is a significant achievement during a global pandemic. The Regiment’s main purpose will be to provide additional resilience for disaster preparedness. Our 5 Junior Officers are currently receiving training at Sandhurst,” added Roper.
Recruitment is open to British Overseas Territories Citizens and British Citizens, Irish Citizens and Commonwealth Citizens who have Permanent Residency in the Cayman Islands.
Individuals wanting to apply should be between the ages of 18 to 50 years and be able to pass written and fitness tests. Experience is not required but previous military service such as the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps is welcomed.
Full training will be provided and successful candidates will be paid a per diem allowance when they attend.
The Governor said that they were conscious of the COVID risks, he believes “these can be managed”.
According to Roper, the ambition is to have almost 60 trained personnel by the end of August.
For more information and the application and medical forms visit www.gov.ky/ciregiment