Ukraine's Defence Minister on vacancies most popular with job-seekers at military recruitment centres

A military recruitment centre. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
A military recruitment centre. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Vacancies for drivers, mechanics or drone operators are in greatest demand at military recruitment centres that have opened across Ukraine this year.

Source: Ukraine’s Defence Minister Rustem Umierov in an interview posted on the Ministry of Defence’s YouTube channel

Quote from Umierov: "As of today, vacancies for drivers, mechanics or drone operators – more civilian-leaning jobs – are in great demand."

Details: Umierov said that around 20 military recruitment centres have already opened across Ukraine.

"Six months ago we looked at what vacancies we had available to give people options. HR and human capital firms are working alongside now to oversee this process in the most professional manner," Umierov said.

In addition to attending a recruitment centre in person, job-seekers can apply for jobs with the military online.

Background:

  • The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine said in March that it expects to open 27 recruitment centres in administrative centres of Ukrainian oblasts and other major Ukrainian cities in the first six months of 2024.

  • On 2 May, a new recruitment centre opened in the city of Mukachevo, Zakarpattia Oblast, the westernmost oblast of Ukraine. It became the 20th such centre in Ukraine.

  • On 7 May, a new military recruitment centre opened at Kyiv’s Central (Tsentralnyi) Railway Station; residents of any Ukrainian city, town or village can apply for a job with the Ukrainian army there.

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