Royal Navy Targets Gamers in Recruitment Drive

Posted on October 19, 2019

Royal Navy launches new recruitment drive – and it’s targeting gamers

The Royal Navy has launched a new campaign at EGX, the UK’s biggest video games event, which is taking place in London this week

The Royal Navy has launched a major new recruitment drive – and it’s targeting gamers .

A new campaign has been launched at EGX, the UK’s biggest video games event, which is taking place in London this week.

Recruitment firm Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL) is leading the drive, and is using virtual reality technology to provide gamers with a real world experience of life in the Royal Navy.

Several submariners are also at the event to discuss career opportunities in the Royal Navy.

According to SSCL, the Royal Navy decided to launch the recruitment campaign at EGX as many gamers have the ‘unique skills required for life aboard a submarine.’

David Parsons, Director of Resourcing Services at SSCL, explained: “The intense concentration and attention to detail that is needed for life on a Royal Navy submarine are skills that gamers already have.

“In many cases they have the ability to cut through the noise, seeing and hearing things that many others would easily miss. A Royal Navy career may just be a perfect match.”

The recruitment drive aims to sign up an extra 250 submariners by the end of 2020.

Captain Pete Viney, Director of Recruiting for the Royal Navy, added: “The submarine service is a unique, challenging, yet hugely rewarding place to work.

“Submariners are part of an elite team within UK Defence, working with highly-sophisticated technology and taking on some of the most demanding tasks in the Royal Navy.

“The mental demands of round-the-clock watching and listening – whilst remaining undetected – can be intense and requires resilience and skill.

“Many of those with a natural affinity for video games already possess the core skills needed for a successful and rewarding career as a Royal Navy Submariner.”

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