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The UK is currently grappling with a huge shortage of workers in the military, but many are worried the government will take too long to make its own appointments.There are currently about 9,000 military recruits and 4,000 civil servants in the UK, and many of those jobs have been given out for years.But the military…

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The UK is currently grappling with a huge shortage of workers in the military, but many are worried the government will take too long to make its own appointments.

There are currently about 9,000 military recruits and 4,000 civil servants in the UK, and many of those jobs have been given out for years.

But the military and civil service jobs have become scarce due to a lack of demand and a number of new programmes to recruit people from overseas.

Currently there are about 300 recruiters in the armed forces.

The Ministry of Defence says it has a “need-to-know” of about 600 recruits, but only a small proportion of them have actually applied to take up the jobs.

And those are the recruits who are currently being paid, the MoD says.

A spokesperson said: “The Government will not be commenting on individual recruitment, but will make an informed decision on recruitment of the UK Armed Forces and Civil Service in the coming months.”

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What you need to know about recruitmentThe UK military has been struggling to fill positions since a record 1,200 recruits signed up to serve in Afghanistan in 2015.

Around a third of the recruits were young men between the ages of 16 and 25.

It’s now hoped that more recruits will join the service in the future.

As of May this year, about 3,500 people have been drafted to join the military.

In December the MoM said it had received a record amount of applications, but that the government needed to find another 10,000 people to fill jobs in the “next several months”.

In April the MoC announced it would start a recruitment drive for the Royal Navy, with 1,500 candidates to be selected to take part in a four-week trial.

More: BBC News: Why is the military in such a rush to fill vacancies?