How else can I prepare for Recruit Camp?

 

BANK ACCOUNT

It is vital that you bring your personal Bank account information (Name as it appears on account, account# & Bank name) with you, when you attend the enlistment nights in October.  As of 2011, all payments for the Regiment will be made via Direct Deposit,so your account information will need to be on file in order for you to receive pay.

If you do not have a bank account - you must open a Bermuda Dollar savings account in YOUR name, in order to be paid.  Call any bank in Bermuda, or visit their website, for further information.

Bank Account Numbers should follow the below format:

Butterfield Bank: 200 060 601 23456 200

Capital G: 7010001234

HSBC:  010 123456 011

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE BANK ACCOUNT IS IN YOUR NAME

This is the same process that any Human Resources department would use when organizing Direct Deposit for your paycheck, so don't worry about your banking information, it will be kept secure.  The Bermuda Regiment is part of the Government and as such must follow the same guidelines when it comes to the payment of soldiers and staff.

SOCIAL INSURANCE

Ensure that you bring your Social Insurance information with you when you come to the enlistment nights in September, October or November.  This is a number that everyone who is legally employed in Bermuda must have - if you do not have a Social Insurance number yet, please obtain one before (Kit Issue Day), by calling The Department of Social Insurance at 294-9242,or click on the following link for more information on how you can obtain one. SOCIAL INSURANCE WEBSITE

EMAIL ACCOUNT

Please ensure that you have a working email account in order for payment information to be posted to you, sign up for a free email account at one of the following sites: Gmail; Yahoo; Hotmail

PASSPORT 

We require passport numbers and expiry dates and names that appear on your current passport.  If you do not have a valid passport you will be strongly adivsed to acquire one prior to the start of Recruit Camp . A British or Bermuda Passport is recommended but not essential. Contact the Department of Immigration 295-5151 for more information.

 FITNESS 

Your fitness will be tested throughout your military career and it is important that you maintain a high level. Here is a basic fitness program you can try, that will help you get in shape for military training.  There are many other programs on the internet, feel free to find what works best for you.