So, our WExO went on a tour to help get existing staff through BPSS. So that’s an individual issue not a process issue.
No BPSS = No MOD90, no SC = longer admissions to stations and no improvement to shooting. And it’s not our diktat.
We have monthly intake nights for new staff at varying locations around the wing to ease the travel a little. WSOs and WExO in attendance, all paperwork filled out on the night.
We have only 3 compulsory elements (that spring to mind, someone chime in if I miss anything) - intake, AVIP, and Heartstart (that we run in house). So it’s one evening, one weekend, and then during parade nights.
The process (mandatory elements) isn’t as bad as can be made out when you add a little perspective against what they then open up the opportunity to do of they want and the benefits they can get from it.
An evening - they’ve already signed up to those
A weekend - useful and needed training in a social environment where they can meet a lot of people who could help them with whichever direction they want to go in or will need to speak to/email at some stage (I.e. Networking)
First Aid is an easy sell, especially considering how easy it is to tick off.
Yes the process and the paperwork is a pain, but it can be so much easier than many make it.