BATUK issues warning over British Army recruitment scam

British Army Training Unit (Kenya). Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The British Army Training Unit Kenya has issued a warning following reports of people being charged for uniforms.

The British Army are not currently recruiting in Kenya and only Commonwealth citizens who are British residents (have lived in the UK for 5 years) are able to apply to join the British Army.

All applications are made through the United Kingdom and not in Kenya.

BATUK have confirmed they are not able to help or process any applications and reiterated that the British Army will never charge candidates to join or apply.

Through their Facebook page, the Unit have warned that if someone is that if someone is trying to charge you for either of these, then it is a scam.

There have also been reports of another scam where people are being charged to apply for or get their uniform for joining the British Army.

We will never charge you to apply, and the best applicant will be chosen regardless of who you know.

While BATUK does employ Kenyans as Locally Employed Contractors (LECs), all applications for permanent jobs go through the Civil Labour Office (Nanyuki or Nairobi).

Vacancies are advertised on Facebook, but  there are currently no vacancies.

If you are being charged to apply for either the British Army or BATUK, please report it to the police.

For information on joining the British Army, please visit the official website.