The Cayman Islands Regiment (CI Regiment) is Cayman’s first formal military formation. The role of the CI Regiment is to provide disaster relief and security within the Cayman Islands and the wider Caribbean region. Our mission is to recruit, train and develop soldiers and officers within the Cayman Islands in order to fulfill the role of the CI Regiment.
- Courage – both Physical and Moral
- Inclusivity and Teamwork
It is imperative that at all times the behaviour of the members of the Cayman Islands Regiment is:
The regiment will be approximately 175 strong by the end of 2021. The first selection and training of recruits occurred in June 2020. The second selection follows in September 2020 with training slated for February 2021. The third round is anticipated near the end of 2021.
All selection and training in 2020 will be done ensuring social distancing is maintained.
Candidates must be able to attend all dates when notified for various selection events.
- The initial selection fitness assessment test will involve running a 20m Beep Test to level 5.6.
- During training recruits will be expected to run 2km in no longer than 10 minutes and 15 seconds. Practising running a 2km route (in trainers, shorts and t-shirt) will help candidates prepare.
- Recruits must also be able to swim 100m in shirt and trousers, as well as tread water for 2 minutes.
Candidates will need to be able to attend a 14-day non-residential training camp.
JOIN OUR RANKS
We are inviting applications from eligible candidates.
To be eligible candidates need to be:
- 18-50 years old (as at 1 July 2020)
- Caymanian, or British Overseas Territories Citizens and British Citizens, Irish Citizens and Commonwealth Citizens who have Permanent Residency in the Cayman Islands
- Can commit to attend a 2-week training camp annually
- Commit to two (2) evenings and 1-2 Saturdays a month
- Pass the medical, fitness, swimming and aptitude tests
- Complete basic training
- Complete an interview
- Submit a clean Police Record
- No military experience is required (bonus if you have it)
Candidates must be able to train during evenings and at weekends. Normal training will include one Wednesday evening every two weeks and one to two Saturdays per month.
Whilst on duty with the Regiment, all ranks are eligible for daily pay which starts at CI$100.00 per reservist.
Candidates must be able to attend a 14-day annual camp which is likely to be held overseas.
- Basic training gives you the following requisite skills: weapon training, first-aid, radio communications, drill, basic navigation and fitness.
Q: If I have previous military experience is it transferable or do I have to complete recruitment again?
- Yes, you have to complete recruit training on enlistment.
Q: Do I need to be able to swim to join the Regiment?
- Yes, you will need to be able to pass a basic swim test.
Q: How long am I required to serve?
- The basic contractual agreement for the Regiment is for two years on a part-time basis.
Q: Are there opportunities for women?
- The Regiment is an equal opportunities employer.
Q: I don’t want to fire weapons, but I have other skills to offer, can I still join?
- Yes, the Regiment utilises persons with a range of non-combative skills.
Q: If I have criminal convictions, can I still join the Regiment?
- Each case will be assessed on its own merit.
Q: What are the educational requirements for the Regiment?
- You will be required to sit a basic Maths and English assessment.
Q: Will I have opportunities to develop professionally within the Regiment?
- Yes, you will receive ongoing professional development during your time in the Regiment.
Q: Is my contract renewable?
- Yes, once there are no instances of serious misconduct, illness, injury or any other debilitating factors you are eligible to extend your terms of service.
Q: If I don’t want to commit to the Regiment, will I have an opportunity to leave?
- Yes, if you do not feel that the Regiment is right for you, you can leave at any time during basic training.
Q: Does the Cayman Islands Regiment discriminate against sexuality or gender?
- The Cayman Islands Regiment is a diverse organisation that does not discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, socio-economic background or religion.
APPLY TO JOIN
To apply, download and complete both the forms below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 4 October 2020.
When saving your application and medical form, save your full name in the title of file before submitting. i.e JohnDoeApplicationform or JohnDoeMedicalform.
Feel free to reach out to us for further information.Tel: Call (345) 926-9144 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.