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Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by Adf1, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Adf1

    Adf1 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a few specific questions I wish to ask via private message.

    Ideally to someone whom recently went through the recruitment process.

    This would be very much appreciated!
     
  2. Snafu

    Snafu Active Member

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    Don't be afraid to ask here, I'm sure they've heard it all before!
     
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Welcome. The purpose of the forum is to share information. Answering queries by PM most often leads to duplication of answers and is time consuming. Exceptions are made if the matters relate to Personal Security (PERSEC).

    If your questions are of such a sensitive nature that they can only be answered by PM please drop me a PM with a very rough summary of what they involve and not specific detail. The probability is that I will suggest you post them onto the main forum.
     
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  4. Adf1

    Adf1 New Member

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    One question in particular I definitely won't though others I imagine are fine!

    How detailed is the interview? I have done interviews before where I spend months learning everything only for them to ask almost nothing. How far should I go?

    For those who have already served or are serving. What exactly is life like after training? I can't seem to find a good answer. Is there much spare time? What are you physically doing and for how many hours? (I understand it varies from unit to unit and person to person).
     
  5. StrSam

    StrSam Member

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    The interview with the afco? My afco only asked me if I knew about the recruitment process (prmc and pjft details) and the commando tests. Also the name of the commandant general of the royal marines. Was more about my life and my families life.
    He didn't expect me to know too much that early on as it's more of a sift interview to make sure you're not a psycho. Learn the basics, dress well, and act professionally and you'll be fine.
     
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  6. Cheezy hammy eggy

    Cheezy hammy eggy Active Member

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    Get up to speed with VC winners in the corps, famous battles will go down well with the AFCO as will the various phases of training and what they consist of.
    If you gen up on the 32 week recruit training program and what it consists of, you’ll get lots of brownie points. ( my nod prepared well on this )
    Good luck pal.
     
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  7. Determineddog

    Determineddog New Member

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    My interview was fairly in depth, as expected. Areas covered - Background, home + family life, clubs + societies, work, school + further education (University etc) Employment post University. Service knowledge questions; explanation of the cap badge, corps colours and meanings. Current deployments - who + where and various types of ships. PJFT; distances and timings. PRMC: Breakdown of tests and scores required. Recruit training; How long, different phases, breakdown of the commando tests + times. Possible areas of specialisation (knowledge of 3 were requested) and finally motivations for joining. I was asked what happened in Bosnia in the 1990's so It's perhaps worth brushing up on some memorable rm dates.

    Any questions to the above please fire away.

    Cheers
     
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  8. JWJ

    JWJ Active Member

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    Know your terms of contract and employment. Understand DSS and pings, know where the units and each base is. Don’t have a plan B
     
  9. Adf1

    Adf1 New Member

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    Thanks mate, when did you apply?

    Also, does anyone know if there are actually opportunities to learn new languages?

    It says so on the Royal Navy website in the marines section.
     
  10. Determineddog

    Determineddog New Member

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    Towards the end of March - There's been plenty of time in between everything to give each step the attention it requires i.e. recruit test, interview etc..