13 March 2012
Capita signs armed forces Recruiting Partnering Project contract
Capita plc announces today that it has signed a contract to work in partnership
with the armed forces to deliver the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP). The
contract, valued at around £44m a year for 10 years, is expected to deliver
benefits in excess of £300m to the armed forces and will release military
recruiters back to the front line.
The project represents a major investment in the transformation of military
recruiting. While the Army retains ownership of recruitment policy, entry
criteria and assessment standards, RPP will deliver the entire process for the
attraction and recruitment of soldiers and officers to the Regular and
Territorial Army. It will also provide a tri-service information and
communications technology (ICT) platform to underpin recruitment for the Royal
Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
Capita will work in a supporting capacity with the existing recruiting model
from March 2012, and expect to implement a new delivery model in March 2013.
Capita will work with a range of partners, including advertising agency JWT, to
support recruitment marketing, and Kenexa, to support the assessment process
and the recruitment technology component of the ICT platform.
Capita plc chief executive, Paul Pindar, said: "We will bring our extensive
resourcing experience to the Army and tailor it to provide a modern approach
which will improve contact between recruiter and potential recruit, reduce the
time and cost to enlist and reduce training wastage. This is a genuine
partnering arrangement and we will be working closely with the Army at all
stages of delivery. A blend of military and civilian staff working on the
Recruiting Partnering Project will have a common objective - to create an agile
recruiting service that inspires people and delivers the recruits the Army
Col Neil Polley, RPP Project Manager said: "This initiative will increase the
number and improve the quality of recruits joining the Army. The contract
covers the entire recruiting and selection process for both the Regular Army
and the TA, and will transform the way the Army recruits its officers and
soldiers. The contract will release over 1000 military recruiters back to the
front line, and will deliver hundreds of millions of pounds in benefits."
This announcement follows one made on 14 February 2012 which said that Capita
had been selected as recommended supplier for the RPP.
For further information:
Tel: 020 7654 2306
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Capita press office
Tel: 0207 654 2152 or 020 7654 2399 (out of hours)
Notes to editors
Capita plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional
support service solutions. With 46,500 people at more than 320 sites, including
64 business centres across Europe and India, the Group uses its expertise,
infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving
down costs and adding value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange
(CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 with 2011 turnover of £2.9
billion and profit before tax of £385 million. Further information on Capita
plc can be found at: http://www.capita.co.uk