Passed Interview and medical. Q's?

Matt B

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If you're reading this you're not out running!

I passed my interview and medical last Tuesday. Was interesting to say the least and the WO1 was not the friendly guy I have always imagined the marines to be!

Any questions fire away. In short, he loved it that I new so much about the badge, but there was much more about me, my life and ambitions than about what I know about the marines. Oh and LOTS of questions on drugs!!
 

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Give me a complete rundown on the interview. Every single question he asked.
Give me a complete run down of your life, and every word you have ever said, in order.

Mate, it went on for about 1hr 15mins, and its repeated questioning. I could recite most of it, but that would just be me trying to be nice and help when you are just taking the *text deleted* and prob have already passed!

Good effort though!
 

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Give me a complete run down of your life, and every word you have ever said, in order.

Mate, it went on for about 1hr 15mins, and its repeated questioning. I could recite most of it, but that would just be me trying to be nice and help when you are just taking the *text deleted* and prob have already passed!

Good effort though!
I haven't even applied yet.

ok so could you at least give me the main criteria he was asking about?
 

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haha was he nasty with you?
 

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I passed my interview and medical last Tuesday. Was interesting to say the least and the WO1 was not the friendly guy I have always imagined the marines to be!

Any questions fire away. In short, he loved it that I new so much about the badge, but there was much more about me, my life and ambitions than about what I know about the marines. Oh and LOTS of questions on drugs!!
Well done Matt, good effort.

Perhaps people will start top realise why there is little room to manoeuvre with regard differing opinions on the RN drugs policy.

Best of luck with your application fella, we wish you well.
 

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I wasn't even pushed about drugs on my interview. He briefly explained the policy (zero tolerance etc) and that was it.
 

Matt B

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Run down of criteria

Like speedy tucker put, http://www.prmc.co.uk/showthread.php?t=151 will take you to the general criteria.

I found it was 90% about me, my whole life, jobs, highlights and lowlights, a lot about family life, also whether I do my own washing, ironing etc, and how much I used to help out when I lived at home.

I was lucky enough to have my balls touched up as well, although sadly not in the interview, I had the medical the same day.

JAIME G, it wasn't so much that he was nasty, just made it very clear he was not there to be my friend! Right at the beginning he told me to move my chair back a few feet away from him *text deleted* 'his aftershave is a lot more expensive than mine and he doesn't *text deleted* smell of my cheap sh1t all day!'
He also kept breaking into huge yawns all the way through.

He prob went on so much about the drug issue as I had said I had taken them in the past. He didn't care in the slightest that I had and said these days its hard to find anyone over 20 who hasn't at some point, just that it will not under any circumstances be tolerated in the slightest, and that "we beat people up and kick them out!"
 

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.... just made it very clear he was not there to be my friend! Right at the beginning he told me to move my chair back a few feet away from him *text deleted* 'his aftershave is a lot more expensive than mine and he doesn't *text deleted* smell of my cheap sh1t all day!'
He also kept breaking into huge yawns all the way through.

Gosh, that could've even been me conducting that interview :cheesy:

Those that have been interviewed will probably recognise the following format. As stated, the Selection Interview breaks down into five main areas & lasts 45 minutes to around an hour, maybe slightly more.

Make sure you switch your mobile off at the interview but also make sure you have the AFCO phone-number so that you can ring them BEFOREHAND, if you are delayed.

Dress smart, be early, bring all certificates & National Record of Achievement. Bring any documentation such as passport Birth Certificate, NHS Card if you did not already provide them to be copied on Recruiting Test day. Bring four colour passport photographs-put your name on the back of each. Also bring any completed paperwork given to you beforehand: eyetest forms, Security Questionnaire etc.

Areas covered in the interview are as follows:

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Where were you born, where else have you lived, who's in your family, who lives at home with you, Your home life, What does Mum and/or Dad do for a living, what about your brothers & sisters, your Family's health, family support for your application, any trauma experienced & your reaction to it. Whether you have a partner, how many house moves you've had, how you re-settled, what you do to help at home, how you get on with your family, whether you have dependent children. What health are your family in- oes anyone depend on you to look after them, are you a carer, What do you do to help around the house, Who does your washing & ironing, have you holidayed away from your family, How mature are you?

EDUCATION

School attendance, who chose your school, punctuality, achievements, membership of clubs & societies, sports teams, favourite subjects, least favourite, suspensions, expulsions, what did you think if you got a detention, how you got on with teachers & pupils, what results you obtained, what do you think of your results, what did your family think of our reslts, what further education you have attended if any. What consideration did you give to attend further education, How many schools attended. If you left further education arlywhy. Did you represent the school at sports.

WORK EXPERIENCE

How may jobs, why you left, how did you get your job, why did you leave, how you got on with the public, did you handle cash, what responsibilities did you have. How much do you earn, what are your commitments, can you cope on Service pay, do you know how much you get paid, any savings, debts, relevant to new entry pay. Timekeeping, disciplinary record.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Member of any sports clubs, Uniformed Youth Organisations, social life:do you understand drugs policy, what hobbies & interests do you have. Full breakdown of fitness schedule - Physical activity -what/how often/how far & how long established etc. any work related training, related skills/interests, Personal achievements. What is your opinion of drugs. What's the Armed forces policy on drugs. Swimming - how often & how far. Personal admin.

MOTIVATION.

Experience of communal living, ability to adapt to change, attitude to authority, time away from home/family, any experience of responsibility, timekeeping/discipline/truancy, aspirations/motivation-what do you know about the Service & CORPS KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS, General Knowledge of service/training/Terms and conditions of service. How much do you earn in training, how long is your contact for, how quickly can you leave if you don't like it.

Relax. Maintain eye contact, don't slouch. Be yourself.
 

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wrong link

I put the wrong link, I meant to link to the above. Ninja has had to write that out more times than people I've slept with (women by the way, or at least they all were anatomically speaking)!
 

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I had my medical today, Good thing was that i had a female doctor touch my balls.
But there failing me because of hay fever so im waiting for them to contact me to see if its a problem even though the afco says it aint.
 

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Ninja: i don't have my birth certificate and i was born in keighley, west yorkshire, now live in sussex, would i have to go to west yorks to get a copy or would the local reg office be able to get one for me?
 

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Ninja: i don't have my birth certificate and i was born in keighley, west yorkshire, now live in sussex, would i have to go to west yorks to get a copy or would the local reg office be able to get one for me?
You can call the registry office and they send you a copy, apparently they will only do this once. I lost mine too. (although have since found it so I have 2!!)
 

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Er....I don't think you do, to be honest I cant remember, but thats promising *text deleted* if I did have to pay I would remember and be bitter!
 

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How'd they test you for hayfever? Or did you tell them?
They asked me, and i said yes and they asked if i take medication for it and i said yes i take pitorene if thats what its called?
 
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