National Service Recruits Given Chance to Indicate Preference of Vocation

Starting from November, full-time national servicemen will get a chance to indicate their choice among 33 vocations in the Singapore Armed Forces, Police Force and Civil Defence.

They will not, however, get to opt to join the Commandos and Naval Diving Unit as these units are more specialised.

This marks the first time that the interests of enlistees will be considered.

That, in addition to their physical fitness and suitability for specific tasks and operations will be taken into account when posting them to different vocations.

The enlistees will get a chance to indicate their interests during the computerised aptitude test which is conducted during their pre-enlistment medical screening.

Should an enlistee not get his preferred vocations, he can choose to appeal.

The appeals will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, but the chance of him being redeployed is low.

The initiative to allow NSFs to express their interests in vocations was first mooted by the Committee to Strengthen NS in 2013.

The aim is to encourage greater ownership amongst servicemen.

To help them make informed decisions, 19 videos and a handbook comprising detailed write-ups on all the vocations will be launched on the CMPB website this coming Sunday.



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  1. gbhunjimko

    September 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I want to be storeman or SA 😀

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