Saint Lucians are among nationals of the Commonwealth who may now apply for a number of specialist roles in the British Army.
A press release issued by PRNewswire has said that the applications have been made possible as a result of new rules introduced by the British government.
The British Army has welcomed soldiers from Commonwealth countries for many years.
However, under previous rules people could only join if they had lived in the UK for five years.
Commonwealth nationals will now be able to apply for positions including Medical Technician, Logistic Supply Specialist, Chef, Vehicle Mechanic, Metalsmith and Gunner Logistics Specialist.
General Officer Commanding, Army Recruiting and Training Division, General Chris Tickell said that the British Army is delighted that key roles have been opened up to people from across the Commonwealth who are non-resident in the UK.
Tickell said the service given by soldiers from Commonwealth countries helps the British Armed Forces to defend the UK at home and abroad.
“We look forward to welcoming more Commonwealth recruits following the introduction of the new regulations, ” he asserted.
The army is seeking candidates who are physically fit, can communicate well in both written and spoken English and can self-fund travel to the UK to attend one of the Army development and selection centres.
Among the benefits being offered are an annual salary of £18,305 after training, plus pension.
Full details of the Army recruitment and selection process can be found on the Army website at http://www.army.mod.uk.”