The mark 2 versions will be different in a number of ways
We will have a minimum age of 18, to
try to cut down the drop out rate.
We will have some form of short
induction to complete ahead of being accepted for the project, probably
2 weeks long, again to chop out those who would drop out at an early
stage. This will most likely form an activity holiday, but with more
work than recreation.
We are not going to pay for
everything; there will be an entry cost not returnable if people drop
Groups will be mixed, before we
alternated male and female groups.
The agency to manage the Rising
Stars will be owned except for 25% (our stake) by those who complete
the course and managed by them when they are not on assignment. Those
in training will be involved in their agency; it will not place other
They will be in centres completely
separate from us from day one, most training and instruction will be
done either by internet link or by video. There will be more work by
them and less by us.
Each unit has to be a