SIFT Interview

Discussion in 'POC Section' started by Bloke, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Bloke

    Bloke New Member

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    Hi all, got my SIFT tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has any last minute advice. I’ve done a few mock interviews with questions provided to me such as:

    • Motivations for joining the service and your branch of preference.

    • personal soft skills and leadership experience.

    • knowledge of your potential training pipeline and career opportunities/ specialisation after initial training.

    • Current RN Operations and what you know about why the Royal Navy does what it does.

    • Thoughts on moral courage.

    • Terms of service.

    Furthermore ive learned a few VC holders as well as RM Moto,Morals, ethos and so on.

    Is there anything you think I’ve missed or could add in?

    Kind Regards.
     
  2. dolly

    dolly New Member

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    Not in the officer route myself, but was wondering how your SIFT went?
     
  3. Bloke

    Bloke New Member

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    Just finished. Went well although need to do a follow up phone call in order to cover some other points.
    The first section is fairly simple just about yourself and experiences with leadership and when you've had to show moral courage.

    The second section is heavily based on current affairs. I was given a map and asked to show where the Navy are and why. Also what would happen if they where not there.

    I was also specifically asked about terraforming in the South China sea and also drug trafficking in the Caribbean.

    Furthermore I was asked alot about the training process and what every specialism was and what they do. Specifically Mountain leaders and how they indirectly benefit NATO.

    Overall went well but far more revolved around current affairs than I expected.
     
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  4. dolly

    dolly New Member

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    Sounds brilliant. Well done, hope all goes well for you!
     
  5. Rockafeller

    Rockafeller New Member

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    *text deleted*. I've my SIFT next week and I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting it to be that in-depth. Couple questions, if you can provide a bit of advice:

    - What type of examples are they wanting for moral courage: speaking up for something etc?

    - My current affair knowledge is shocking; any advice to literally cram this coming week for the hot topics you think would be most beneficial to look up etc? I currently wouldn't know where the navy are or why, or anything about China sea or drug trafficking in the Caribbean.

    Little worried I'm going to fail at the first hurdle now to be honest and I've only a week to prepare!