Gurkha selection 21 to join the Brigade of Gurkhas is currently taking place in Pokhara, Nepal. With strict health and safety procedures in place to keep COVID-19 at bay, the first part of the selection to join the British Army has taken place.
Every year thousands of young Nepalis spend large sums of money on attending training academies. These academies are not supported by the British Army in anyway.
Some of these training academies have underlying corruption and some even practice unsafe training, risking the health of potential recruits.
The recruiting process is entirely free for all eligible personnel that wish to join the Gurkhas. All the selection information is published on the British Army website and anyone can prepare for the process at home, without spending a single rupee.
Gurkha recruiting remains to be free, fair and transparent.