Interview

#1
I have my interview on this coming tuesday, I have passed RT and my Eye test so far.

I am going in for a Communications information systems specialist - Does anybody have any idea of the questions asked in the interview?

Also I know current affairs commonly comes up, is this just current affairs within the navy i should revise or whats going on in the world in general?
 
#2
I have my interview on this coming tuesday, I have passed RT and my Eye test so far.

I am going in for a Communications information systems specialist - Does anybody have any idea of the questions asked in the interview?

Also I know current affairs commonly comes up, is this just current affairs within the navy i should revise or whats going on in the world in general?
It really does depend on the person conducting the interview, I've completed my interview (going as an AET), and no questions about aircraft even came up.

I would revise -

Your route of training (phase 1, phase 2, location, course length, different stages within the course).

The basics about your branch you are hoping to join, what they do and what they are deployed on.

As well as what you have said.
 

App07

Midshipman
#4
I just passed my interview thursday I would recommend revising:

Phase one training- like where it is, how long for, what you will be doing, pay during training

Phase 2 training- same as for phase 1 where it is, how long for etc

Also how long is your contract for and at what stages you can leave and how long notice you have to give etc
 

Sumo

War Hero
#5
:(I would agree do your home work, I had an interview on Friday, pretty shite, did not revise. Have wait a few weeks to see if got the job?
 
#6
Rather than starting a new thread I thought i would just ask here about what the interview will be like.
I am wanting to join as a marine engineering officer, but most of the information I have found is for the Royal Marines. Will I have to know much about this branch? For example where the royal marines are currently serving?

So far I am looking at:
The number and type of commissioned ships
- 77 total, 13 frigates, 6 destroyers, 15 MCMs, 22 Patrol ships, 11 Subs (including 4 vanguard class carrying trident), 1 Helecopter Platform, 4 survery ships, 1 icebreaker, 2 Amphibious transports, and 2 historic warships (Victory and Belfast)

The ships in construction
- 2 QE Class airfcraft carriers, 4 Astute Class subs, and 3 patrol vessels

The current deployments
- Operation Kipion, Standing NRF Maritime Groups 1&2, etc etc
- Falklands
- etc etc

The purpose of the navy
- Counter terrorism, counter narcotics, humanitarian, fishery protection, surveying, protect political/economic interests.

The training pipeline
- BRNC then on to HMS Sultan for professional training

The career progression
- from midshipman to lieutenant and higher ranks

Frigates
- The history of development from the Leander class to the current Type 23
- The weapons systems
- Anti-Air is VL Sea Wolf, but being upgraded to CAMM
- Anti-ship is the Harpoon missiles (But i was under the impression that due to spending cuts, no RN ship is actually equipped with any Anti-Ship missiles?)
- The propulsion system

Destroyers
- Again the history of development from the country class to the Type 45s
- Weapons system: Sea Viper for AA, and Harpoon for AS
- Propulsion system (Does not work in hot weather :p )

Aircraft carriers/Helecopter platform
- Aircraft used by the FAA


A bit about the history of the RN
- Battle of trafalga, river plate, jutland
- The 1981 Nott review and why that led to the Falkland war


Is there anything else I should be looking at?
My recruiting officer said I should be looking at current affairs and reading new papers and The Economist, however i used to read The Economist when i was at uni, but thought it to be one-sided, Western biased, utter rubbish, and same with nearly all news papers, with the sun giving right wing BS, the Guardian giving left wing BS and even the independent being so scared of being classed as left or right that it doesnt want to actually give any facts. Normally for news I will look at BBC, Al Jazeera, RT and TYT (RT used to be much better before Putin decided it to be a pro-russian propaganda piece and is probably now the russian equivalent of Fox).

Really the only current affairs I can think of is:
- UK Elections
- Possibly the recent French Elections
- Donald trump
- Brexit
- Terrorism
- North Korea
And how all these will effect NATO and the RN.

I will study up a bit more on the marine engineering side of the RN - what you will do, who you report to etc,

But is there anything else I should be looking at?
 
#7
Rather than starting a new thread I thought i would just ask here about what the interview will be like.
I am wanting to join as a marine engineering officer, but most of the information I have found is for the Royal Marines. Will I have to know much about this branch? For example where the royal marines are currently serving?

So far I am looking at:
The number and type of commissioned ships
- 77 total, 13 frigates, 6 destroyers, 15 MCMs, 22 Patrol ships, 11 Subs (including 4 vanguard class carrying trident), 1 Helecopter Platform, 4 survery ships, 1 icebreaker, 2 Amphibious transports, and 2 historic warships (Victory and Belfast)

The ships in construction
- 2 QE Class airfcraft carriers, 4 Astute Class subs, and 3 patrol vessels

The current deployments
- Operation Kipion, Standing NRF Maritime Groups 1&2, etc etc
- Falklands
- etc etc

The purpose of the navy
- Counter terrorism, counter narcotics, humanitarian, fishery protection, surveying, protect political/economic interests.

The training pipeline
- BRNC then on to HMS Sultan for professional training

The career progression
- from midshipman to lieutenant and higher ranks

Frigates
- The history of development from the Leander class to the current Type 23
- The weapons systems
- Anti-Air is VL Sea Wolf, but being upgraded to CAMM
- Anti-ship is the Harpoon missiles (But i was under the impression that due to spending cuts, no RN ship is actually equipped with any Anti-Ship missiles?)
- The propulsion system

Destroyers
- Again the history of development from the country class to the Type 45s
- Weapons system: Sea Viper for AA, and Harpoon for AS
- Propulsion system (Does not work in hot weather :p )

Aircraft carriers/Helecopter platform
- Aircraft used by the FAA


A bit about the history of the RN
- Battle of trafalga, river plate, jutland
- The 1981 Nott review and why that led to the Falkland war


Is there anything else I should be looking at?
My recruiting officer said I should be looking at current affairs and reading new papers and The Economist, however i used to read The Economist when i was at uni, but thought it to be one-sided, Western biased, utter rubbish, and same with nearly all news papers, with the sun giving right wing BS, the Guardian giving left wing BS and even the independent being so scared of being classed as left or right that it doesnt want to actually give any facts. Normally for news I will look at BBC, Al Jazeera, RT and TYT (RT used to be much better before Putin decided it to be a pro-russian propaganda piece and is probably now the russian equivalent of Fox).

Really the only current affairs I can think of is:
- UK Elections
- Possibly the recent French Elections
- Donald trump
- Brexit
- Terrorism
- North Korea
And how all these will effect NATO and the RN.

I will study up a bit more on the marine engineering side of the RN - what you will do, who you report to etc,

But is there anything else I should be looking at?
I had my interview 2 days ago, lucky enough to pass to the next stage.

They ask you about your training, your pay, what does the Royal Navy mean to you, what does the job role you're going for involve, your personal circumstances, right at the end he finished off with "why should I let you join the Royal Navy"
 

Impact

Midshipman
#8
Rather than starting a new thread I thought i would just ask here about what the interview will be like.
I am wanting to join as a marine engineering officer, but most of the information I have found is for the Royal Marines. Will I have to know much about this branch? For example where the royal marines are currently serving?

So far I am looking at:
The number and type of commissioned ships
- 77 total, 13 frigates, 6 destroyers, 15 MCMs, 22 Patrol ships, 11 Subs (including 4 vanguard class carrying trident), 1 Helecopter Platform, 4 survery ships, 1 icebreaker, 2 Amphibious transports, and 2 historic warships (Victory and Belfast)

The ships in construction
- 2 QE Class airfcraft carriers, 4 Astute Class subs, and 3 patrol vessels

The current deployments
- Operation Kipion, Standing NRF Maritime Groups 1&2, etc etc
- Falklands
- etc etc

The purpose of the navy
- Counter terrorism, counter narcotics, humanitarian, fishery protection, surveying, protect political/economic interests.

The training pipeline
- BRNC then on to HMS Sultan for professional training

The career progression
- from midshipman to lieutenant and higher ranks

Frigates
- The history of development from the Leander class to the current Type 23
- The weapons systems
- Anti-Air is VL Sea Wolf, but being upgraded to CAMM
- Anti-ship is the Harpoon missiles (But i was under the impression that due to spending cuts, no RN ship is actually equipped with any Anti-Ship missiles?)
- The propulsion system

Destroyers
- Again the history of development from the country class to the Type 45s
- Weapons system: Sea Viper for AA, and Harpoon for AS
- Propulsion system (Does not work in hot weather :p )

Aircraft carriers/Helecopter platform
- Aircraft used by the FAA


A bit about the history of the RN
- Battle of trafalga, river plate, jutland
- The 1981 Nott review and why that led to the Falkland war


Is there anything else I should be looking at?
My recruiting officer said I should be looking at current affairs and reading new papers and The Economist, however i used to read The Economist when i was at uni, but thought it to be one-sided, Western biased, utter rubbish, and same with nearly all news papers, with the sun giving right wing BS, the Guardian giving left wing BS and even the independent being so scared of being classed as left or right that it doesnt want to actually give any facts. Normally for news I will look at BBC, Al Jazeera, RT and TYT (RT used to be much better before Putin decided it to be a pro-russian propaganda piece and is probably now the russian equivalent of Fox).

Really the only current affairs I can think of is:
- UK Elections
- Possibly the recent French Elections
- Donald trump
- Brexit
- Terrorism
- North Korea
And how all these will effect NATO and the RN.

I will study up a bit more on the marine engineering side of the RN - what you will do, who you report to etc,

But is there anything else I should be looking at?

I took my Royal Marine Commando interview not too long ago - the most difficult question I was asked was 'how many VC winners has there been?'. So take that how you wish, but there's no such thing as too much knowledge.
 

BigD1980

Lantern Swinger
#9
Rather than starting a new thread I thought i would just ask here about what the interview will be like.
I am wanting to join as a marine engineering officer, but most of the information I have found is for the Royal Marines. Will I have to know much about this branch? For example where the royal marines are currently serving?

So far I am looking at:
The number and type of commissioned ships
- 77 total, 13 frigates, 6 destroyers, 15 MCMs, 22 Patrol ships, 11 Subs (including 4 vanguard class carrying trident), 1 Helecopter Platform, 4 survery ships, 1 icebreaker, 2 Amphibious transports, and 2 historic warships (Victory and Belfast)

The ships in construction
- 2 QE Class airfcraft carriers, 4 Astute Class subs, and 3 patrol vessels

The current deployments
- Operation Kipion, Standing NRF Maritime Groups 1&2, etc etc
- Falklands
- etc etc

The purpose of the navy
- Counter terrorism, counter narcotics, humanitarian, fishery protection, surveying, protect political/economic interests.

The training pipeline
- BRNC then on to HMS Sultan for professional training

The career progression
- from midshipman to lieutenant and higher ranks

Frigates
- The history of development from the Leander class to the current Type 23
- The weapons systems
- Anti-Air is VL Sea Wolf, but being upgraded to CAMM
- Anti-ship is the Harpoon missiles (But i was under the impression that due to spending cuts, no RN ship is actually equipped with any Anti-Ship missiles?)
- The propulsion system

Destroyers
- Again the history of development from the country class to the Type 45s
- Weapons system: Sea Viper for AA, and Harpoon for AS
- Propulsion system (Does not work in hot weather :p )

Aircraft carriers/Helecopter platform
- Aircraft used by the FAA


A bit about the history of the RN
- Battle of trafalga, river plate, jutland
- The 1981 Nott review and why that led to the Falkland war


Is there anything else I should be looking at?
My recruiting officer said I should be looking at current affairs and reading new papers and The Economist, however i used to read The Economist when i was at uni, but thought it to be one-sided, Western biased, utter rubbish, and same with nearly all news papers, with the sun giving right wing BS, the Guardian giving left wing BS and even the independent being so scared of being classed as left or right that it doesnt want to actually give any facts. Normally for news I will look at BBC, Al Jazeera, RT and TYT (RT used to be much better before Putin decided it to be a pro-russian propaganda piece and is probably now the russian equivalent of Fox).

Really the only current affairs I can think of is:
- UK Elections
- Possibly the recent French Elections
- Donald trump
- Brexit
- Terrorism
- North Korea
And how all these will effect NATO and the RN.

I will study up a bit more on the marine engineering side of the RN - what you will do, who you report to etc,

But is there anything else I should be looking at?
Dont forget the Booties They are also part of the RN
All VC recipients and what they recieved them for
Learn how to be a Throbber/Oxygen thief/Morale Hoover
 

BigD1980

Lantern Swinger
#14
I took my Royal Marine Commando interview not too long ago - the most difficult question I was asked was 'how many VC winners has there been?'. So take that how you wish, but there's no such thing as too much knowledge.
And what was the answer you gave
 
#15
And what was the answer you gave
He also asked alot abit about the Corps history, although not as much as I would've liked, I revised that alot! Basic things, like the three different Commando Groups, where they're based and what 43 Commando do, the different elements of the cap badge and what they mean. He asked me how many VC winners there has been (10) and then asked me to name them all in order, to which I told him I couldn't and he laughed and told me it's good to be honest. I was under the impression I'd need a lot more knowledge than I actually needed, but it's good to have it already in there for PRMC! At the end he dismissed me for 30 minutes, and I met up with my mum and dad to get a coffee, which cost £10.35 for three shitty coffees at starbucks. Ten Pounds. For three coffees? Daylight robbery I tell you.
No need to thank me.
 
#17
Well if he asked how many Booty VC winners then that is correct. I had to give a presentation on this subject on POLC to a load of WO1 Booties who proceeded to rip me to pieces afterwards. Never joke about a mans instrument thats all im saying.

What the hell is a Booty, a POLC and a WO1 Booty?
 

Jakeo

Midshipman
#20
High guys, I have my full medical and formal interview this Monday (both on the same day). Any advice would be welcome... I'm going as AET.
 

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