Selection interview

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    The Selection Interview breaks down into five main areas & lasts 45 minutes to around an hour.

    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 (shirt & tie or female equivalent, skirt/trouser suit, etc.), 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. Also bring any completed paperwork given to you beforehand: medical questionnaire, eye-test forms, supplementary details, etc. - if issued.

    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- does 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, what have you been doing for the last 12 months, 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 results, 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 early-why. 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 selection including PRMC. How much do you earn in training, how long is your contract for (12 years) how quickly can you leave if you don't like it - 28 days, up to week 26, thereafter: minimum service is complete recruit training (8 months), followed by (30 months) Return of Service, then submit notice to quit (12 months) therefore minimum service, if you don't wrap before week 26 is 8+30+12=50 months.

    Relax. Maintain eye contact, don't slouch. Be yourself.
     
  2. 12Will12

    12Will12 Member

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    Will I have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Marines and their current events?
     
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  4. Benger1

    Benger1 New Member

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    Good evening all.

    I had my interview this week witch I passed, one step forward and all that. If any one has any questions fire away.
     
  5. 12Will12

    12Will12 Member

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    Well done for passing mate, just a few questions!

    1) How long after your Recruitment Test was it?
    2) How much Royal Marines "general knowledge" questions were you asked, and what were they?
    3) What other kind of stuff do you talk about aside from marine stuff?
    4) Any advice on how to prepare?

    Cheers mate, good luck with the rest?
     
  6. borneboy

    borneboy New Member

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    I have not had a job before and 17 year olds I do alot of sport... will not having any job experience effect me?
     
  7. Shadow Frog

    Shadow Frog Well-Known Member

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    No. You're fresh out of education.
     
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    No.
     
  9. borneboy

    borneboy New Member

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    Appreciate the reply's from you both
     
  10. Catto

    Catto Member

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    I had my interview last week and a question i got asked was:

    Name the 4 different elements that make up the commando spirit and give me examples of why you think you have each one?

    I tried to think fast but i found it quite difficult to answer them.

    My advice would be not to worry too much just focus on corps knowledge every other question is about yourself which you cant get wrong unless you are related to this guy
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  11. smackabear

    smackabear Member

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    Don't say anything mental haha i remember hearing a horror story of a guy who thought that one of the command tests was a 9 Mile bike ride haha
     
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