First interview

potnoodle

Midshipman
So obviously with the corona virus a lot of things have been cancelled (understandably) and so my psychometric resit had been cancelled and they went off my gcse results instead (which actually worked out better for me haha!) anyways they explained that I’ll have my first interview over the phone, however I don’t know what I need to brush up on before I have it. (Im going in for seaman specialist btw) does anybody know the things that I need to “revise“ on in order to pass my interview? I did some research but a lot of things posted on websites are dated back to over 7 years ago and have no idea if things have changed since then.
also just one last thing,I know I’ll find this out in the next few days/weeks but if anyone reading this is in the same position I am, have you been told what’s happening with fitness and medical tests? As I heard the run is being done on a treadmill now at home instead of going for the PRNC, and if so I wanna get as much training in as possible.
anyway cheers guys.
 

soleil

War Hero
PN

I would suggest making a note for your interview of what your role will involve, how much you will be paid and where Phases 1 and 2 of your training will take place - also what will they cover eg berthing a ship etc.

You might want to note down the names of some ships on which you might serve. What are the new carriers called? Can you give the names of some of the ships which are Type 45s?

Where are the Royal Navy's main bases?

The rest of the interview is more likely to be about you, your family, your hobbies, stuff like that.

It's difficult to know exactly what the format of the phone interview will be, but the above might help.



 

potnoodle

Midshipman
PN

I would suggest making a note for your interview of what your role will involve, how much you will be paid and where Phases 1 and 2 of your training will take place - also what will they cover eg berthing a ship etc.

You might want to note down the names of some ships on which you might serve. What are the new carriers called? Can you give the names of some of the ships which are Type 45s?

Where are the Royal Navy's main bases?

The rest of the interview is more likely to be about you, your family, your hobbies, stuff like that.

It's difficult to know exactly what the format of the phone interview will be, but the above might help.



Thank you, that’s actually very helpful :)
 

jmck

Newbie
Hi, I am in the same position as you except going for a weapons engineer role and have been told there are only 5 that were eligible due to their gcse results, I have got my interview on Monday via Skype, and have been told to memorise a paragraph which I am yet to find and have scoured the internet for it(so if anyone knows of this paragraph it would be much appreciated). I haven't heard anything about the PRNC yet but id imagine we will get told after the interview if it goes well .
 

soleil

War Hero
T ... have been told to memorise a paragraph which I am yet to find and have scoured the internet for it (so if anyone knows of this paragraph it would be much appreciated).
Can you say more about the paragraph you have been told to memorise?
 

jmck

Newbie
I cannot if I am honest I have just been told that my interviewer Is quite keen on it, I think It has something to do with either weapons engineering itself or the terms and conditions, I am unsure if I am honest
 

crash_evans

War Hero
Hi, I am in the same position as you except going for a weapons engineer role and have been told there are only 5 that were eligible due to their gcse results, I have got my interview on Monday via Skype, and have been told to memorise a paragraph which I am yet to find and have scoured the internet for it(so if anyone knows of this paragraph it would be much appreciated). I haven't heard anything about the PRNC yet but id imagine we will get told after the interview if it goes well .
Is it the one in your interview letter..?


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Dusty70

War Hero
Chapter 7 - it says 'familiarise yourself with the following PRIOR to your interview'

That's a beer you owe me
 

crash_evans

War Hero
I dont think so, but I'm not sure so I've attached the document, as it contains no vital information
It’s all parts oppo. That’s what you will be asked. I’ve had to listen to it in the house from the long haired Admiral doing hers all week. The CA will re iterate the interview when they call.


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redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
Paragraph 7 looks like it could be one of the questions they may ask just to make sure that you are aware of how long you are signing up for.

I make be very wrong as a long time has passed since I had that interview.

Edit. Just beaten to it by @Dusty70 that's a beer each I guess.
 

crash_evans

War Hero
Paragraph 7 looks like it could be one of the questions they may ask just to make sure that you are aware of how long you are signing up for.

I make be very wrong as a long time has passed since I had that interview.
They ask this. Also the RN policy to Drugs.


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soleil

War Hero
I cannot if I am honest I have just been told that my interviewer Is quite keen on it, I think It has something to do with either weapons engineering itself or the terms and conditions, I am unsure if I am honest
I'm assuming that this is the role you are going for, jmck.


Print it out and read it and then answer the following questions on a sheet of paper.

What will you be doing?

What will your role be?

What will your pay and benefits be?

What will your initial length of service be?

What are your rights re discharge?

How long will you be expected to serve?

What is the Royal Navy's policy on drugs?

What will you acquire in the way of qualifications and skills?

How long will Phase 1 of your training be and where will it take place? The focus will be on discipline and teamwork. Name two specific skills which you will learn there.

How long will Phase 2 of your training be and where will it take place? This will be your specialist training. Tell me the 5 elements on which your training here will focus.

Which rank will you be after your first promotion?

Which rank will you be after your second promotion?

Extra questions.

What are the two new carriers called?

The Type 45s are ships of the Daring Class. Tell me three of them. What kind of ships are they?

HMS Richmond is a ship of a different Type. Which Type? What kind of ship is she?

There you go, that's something to be getting on with.
 
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soleil

War Hero
PS Print out that sheet saying 'Guidance On Preparation For The Selection Interview".

Get another sheet of paper and write out a short paragraph for yourself answering each of the points in item 3.
 

jmck

Newbie
Thanks everyone!! This has helped an absolute ton, I'm amazed how helpful everyone is! Thank you!!
 

beans123

Midshipman
Hi I know this is a late reply and you might already know, but the PRNC isn’t taking place at the moment due to COVID-19 so all new recruits are going straight to HMS Raleigh.
 
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