Advice for Selection interview?

Stroll147

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Was hoping for some up-to-date advice for the Selection Interview, just a little idea about its contents. Lots op up-to-date here on SIFT, AIB interviews etc. so any help Selection interview specific is appreciated, Thank you.
 

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A lot of it can depend on your CA, some will want you to know more about the employment terms than others, so the best bet is to learn as much as you can about both the Corps, and your actual career you're signing up for.

Should be able to demonstrate solid corps knowledge, from the key history of the Corps, the various units and their bases, Ops, weapons, equipment, vehicles, some knowledge of specialisations. Know about how the DSS/Ping system works. Be able to name a handful of VC winners and what they did. Good knowledge of training i.e the phases, sections and key weeks of training, the tests throughout, diamonds, kingsbadge etc.

Know your terms of your employment, i.e contract length, how long before you can leave in training, at what point you can't leave until the return of service is over, rank structure etc.

In short, learn as much about the Corps and life as a Mne as you can, show the interviewer that you're serious about this and you're not half-arsing it.
 

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A lot of it can depend on your CA, some will want you to know more about the employment terms than others, so the best bet is to learn as much as you can about both the Corps, and your actual career you're signing up for.

Should be able to demonstrate solid corps knowledge, from the key history of the Corps, the various units and their bases, Ops, weapons, equipment, vehicles, some knowledge of specialisations. Know about how the DSS/Ping system works. Be able to name a handful of VC winners and what they did. Good knowledge of training i.e the phases, sections and key weeks of training, the tests throughout, diamonds, kingsbadge etc.

Know your terms of your employment, i.e contract length, how long before you can leave in training, at what point you can't leave until the return of service is over, rank structure etc.

In short, learn as much about the Corps and life as a Mne as you can, show the interviewer that you're serious about this and you're not half-arsing it.
Thanks a lot, I couldn't have asked for a better answer. When you say learn about life as an Mne is that to demonstrate I understand the men I'll be managing, if not that is my mistake for not mentioning I am applying as an officer.
 

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Thanks a lot, I couldn't have asked for a better answer. When you say learn about life as an Mne is that to demonstrate I understand the men I'll be managing, if not that is my mistake for not mentioning I am applying as an officer.
Yeah seen, I did assume you were going for OR which was silly of me. Whilst I've not had one of those interviews, the basic premise would remain the same I imagine; however I'd extend your knowledge to that of the wider Naval Service and its role in UK foreign policy. So learn some key personalities of the RN and RM, i.e the top brass and how its all structured and where 3 Cdo brigade fits in.

Its still solid to understand the careers and life of OR Marine as like you said, its demonstrating that you're looking at how your potential men are employed, and through that the kind of issues you may face as a Tp Cmdr managing them.

I'm sure you're already aware but brush up on key events (Ukraine is a big one for sure, Myanmar and how that fits into the wider situation in the South Asian sphere i.e south china sea etc), just so you're not caught out.
 
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