Cold calling on the Recruitment Office. What can you expect.

First visit to the recruitment office for an 18 Year old currently going through 2nd year of a land based Engineering Apprenticeship desperate to sign up to the RN (preferably weapons engineering and ultimately Officer - maybe not qualified sufficiently at the moment for that aspiration).

What will the initial visit be made up of - any advice from Seniors or Ratings involved in recruitment or recently gone through selection much appreciated?

Thanks.
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
Initial visit will just be a chat to gather information, very informal. Will probably chat about different roles and what they entail. They will ask him to fill out an application form on the Royal Navy website. Once that is filled, he will be invited to take the psychometric test. Depending on the result of this, the application will either be progressed, another test will be booked (in the case of an outright fail) or if he has enough points for other branches but not his selected one he will be offered to apply for another role.


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Thanks Photface. That helps. If he is sneaking away from work it will be difficult to get suited and booted. Will he be ok turning up smart but casual?

Oh - also - if he has a set career choice and there are obvious shortages in other areas - would seem likely he would be given a steer towards that area. Would this happen at initial interview stage?

Do you think he should fill in the online application first?
 

Hooly

Lantern Swinger
When you go to the recruiting office they will give two publications.

  • Selection process for Royal Navy Royal Marines
  • Pre joining fitness programme
Read these 2 publications 2-3 times each and do exactly what they tell you to do.

Buy Royal Navy Recruiting (RT) by Richard McMunn before you even go near the office and sharpen up by doing the whole book. They do another book for the AIB. Read loads about what the Royal Navy are doing and get familiar with the equipments and the problems (ie manning F35, ). Do all this before you go and you'll fly through
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Buy Royal Navy Recruiting (RT) by Richard McMunn before you even go near the office and sharpen up by doing the whole book. They do another book for the AIB. Read loads about what the Royal Navy are doing and get familiar with the equipments and the problems (ie manning F35, ). Do all this before you go and you'll fly through
I see what you did there ;)
 

Hooly

Lantern Swinger
Thanks guys. Some great advice here. So before he goes to the Recruitment office he should even prepare for that. Noted.:)
It's like any other job interview, it's all about the preparation. But the Navy let's you know what's coming with a good website and Navy net etc
 
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