The Ratings Selection Interview breaks down into 5 areas:
Home Background (All about you, where you've lived, who you live with, your partner, your family, what you do to help at home & your health)
Education (All schools & colleges attended, your favourite & least favourite subjects, attendance, punctualty, clubs, societies, sports teams.)
Employment record to date (All jobs, current financial situation, why you left jobs, how you get on with people you work with)
Hobbies & Interests (What makes you tick, including fitness preparation, whether you belonged to any out of school organisations such as cadets, Ju-Jitsu, swimming, footbal, golf etc., Pre-Joining Fitness awareness. Can you swim? Are you aware of the armed forces drugs policy?
Your motivation (Why you want to join, what do you know about the job, how long is your contract for, what's your wages, how much leave do you get, what is your attitude to discipline/authority, Time away from home/family, Experience of Responsibility)
Under the last section we want to be sure you know what you are letting yourself in for & what background research you have done, for RM candidates a good level of Corps knowledge is expected.
Top tips are: be early, dress smart, be yourself & relax. If you are delayed- ring your AFCO before you are late, rather than roll-up late and be turned away.