Seaman Specialists

#1
Hello i am new to this forum i got my interview for the Royal Navy on thursday and i just want so tips on what questions they are going to ask and what i need to learn

thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
Stanley said:
it also says bring my national record of achievement is that just gcse's and other qualifications
Yep, all your certificates, such as Attendance/Punctuality Awards, school reports, work placement certificates, look at life certificates, DoE Bronze/silver/gold, Man of the Match, swimming certificates, athletics certificates, Ju-Jutsu/Kung Fu/Karate, ATC/ACT/SCC (cadet) certificates & logbooks, GCSE certificates., etc

In short, everything that indicates you're an all round good egg & snappy dresser.

(Dress snappily too)
 
#5
i didnt see the video for hms raleigh so just want to know what happens i have look on the rn site but cant seem to find out what happens all it says under seamanship is Here you will learn the basics of marching, staying organised, teamwork, firefighting, security and weapons handling, and you will start to apply those skills in exercises on Dartmoor. is that all i need to know
 

busterbroon

Lantern Swinger
#6
Stanley said:
i didnt see the video for hms raleigh so just want to know what happens i have look on the rn site but cant seem to find out what happens all it says under seamanship is Here you will learn the basics of marching, staying organised, teamwork, firefighting, security and weapons handling, and you will start to apply those skills in exercises on Dartmoor. is that all i need to know
you could learn flags (normal and national) to get yourself ahead of the game, for all the seamanship stuff i would wait until Raleigh due to all the safety implications

flags
flags 2
interco
solas
gmdss
seamanship

not wanting to be the bringer of doom, your job involves:
Being wet
Being tired
working in the gloom room
using a form of 'dead' tactical comms

even the most modern part of your job has been removed and given to the CIS branch

*waits for the buntings to go mental*
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#7
Generic interview advice (cut, pasted 'n' grafted to fit):

Don't get too wound-up about the interview, be early, be smart & do a bit of research into your chosen trade (where they train, how long for, what's involved, terms and conditions, pay, drugs policy etc.,). It's all on the fact sheet which is dowloadable from the RN Website. Similarly the Practice test Booklet from the AFCO gives you all the detail required for the interview in the last couple of pages.

The areas covered include your home backgound & faimily circumstances, you education, work experience, hobbies & Interests (including fitness) and finally your motivation (why you want to join & what research you have done).

There are a lot of reasons someone may be found unsuitable at interview, but it's worth emphasising that there's no such thing as a list of correct answers. The old adage: "You only get one chance to make a first impression" still apply.

Examples of possible grounds for an unsuccessful interview are as follows:

You're not impressing if you're late, unkempt, chewing gum or ill-prepared.

Insufficient determination to complete a course of training. (could
include ex-servicemen who have previously failed training)

A poor attitude to authority and the civil police and would rather
obstruct than help them to carry out their duties.

If the person is unwilling to work as indicated in poor school reports, job records
or references or if sacked from a number of jobs or has left without good
reason.

Not demonstrating the physical ability required for training.

Indifference to and no enthusiasm for his job.

Someone who has never lived away from home, has never experienced
being apart from their family and has given little thought to it.

No outside interests or activities.

Clear signs that he has failed to adapt to
changing circumstances or to cope with stress and it seems unlikely that this
has changed.

Had poor relationships with authority, May have had an extremely poor truancy record.

If likely to react adversely to Service discipline especially during
training.

Unspent offences.

Evidence of dishonesty, wilful disobedience or
law-breaking.

An ‘Undischarged’ Bankrupt.

If deliberately evasive during interview and it is felt that
information is being withheld ie: dishonest.

Contrary to what people may advise, honesty at interview is by far the best method. If someone has committed a transgression it would probably be viewed more favourably if they demonstrated remorse rather than indignation.

There's no hidden agenda, but if you're found to be economical with the truth, it is obviously not going to get you too many Brownie points.

Hopefully this will give you a very rough idea of what we seek.
 
#9
just to let you all know i have my interview today and passed and passed my medical aswell the interview went really good and the links you posted really helped alot aswell. i just need to do my pjft than hopefully i will pass that than i can get my entry date! thanks for all the help
 

Topaz

Lantern Swinger
#12
Well done Stanley =]

To anyone else who is like cacking thereself over it.... I realy enjoyed my interview to be honest.

Make sure you know one thing you are proud of though... cos that was a killer question I was just blank xD
Oh and iron your own clothes :p
x
 
#13
yeh that was mine aswell what was your most proudest moment of your life and what was ur worst moment of your life so far i didnt know which was the worst and yeh even if you dont make sure you say you iron and was your clothes and you can swim and tred water! and learn about the 42 destroyers and type 23 and type 22s make sure you know what guns they carry and they they are used for thanks everyone
 
#14
when you in the navy, is it easier to save up money becuase you cant really spend it on anything can you becuase i want to save up for a car but on civvy always spend it on rubbish e.g clothes,games etc.....
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#15
Stanley said:
when you in the navy, is it easier to save up money becuase you cant really spend it on anything can you becuase i want to save up for a car but on civvy always spend it on rubbish e.g clothes,games etc.....
Absolutely correct - when you join up, you will notice that the more senior the rank, the less money is "wasted" on civilian clothes.

Warrant Officers, for example, get 10% frequent-shopper discount in Oxfam. (Not a lot of people know that).

Very Senior Officers, by contrast, lose the ability to wear their uniforms correctly- I'm thinking "berets" here- there should be a law against anyone above the rank of Commander wearing one.
 
#16
busterbroon said:
Stanley said:
i didnt see the video for hms raleigh so just want to know what happens i have look on the rn site but cant seem to find out what happens all it says under seamanship is Here you will learn the basics of marching, staying organised, teamwork, firefighting, security and weapons handling, and you will start to apply those skills in exercises on Dartmoor. is that all i need to know
you could learn flags (normal and national) to get yourself ahead of the game, for all the seamanship stuff i would wait until Raleigh due to all the safety implications

flags
flags 2
interco
solas
gmdss
seamanship

not wanting to be the bringer of doom, your job involves:
Being wet
Being tired
working in the gloom room
using a form of 'dead' tactical comms

even the most modern part of your job has been removed and given to the CIS branch

*waits for the buntings to go mental*

GMDSS has now been taken away from the 'Dabbers' although many have obviously been trained in it the past 18 months or so.
 
#17
Ninja_Stoker said:
Generic interview advice (cut, pasted 'n' grafted to fit):

Don't get too wound-up about the interview, be early, be smart & do a bit of research into your chosen trade (where they train, how long for, what's involved, terms and conditions, pay, drugs policy etc.,). It's all on the fact sheet which is dowloadable from the RN Website. Similarly the Practice test Booklet from the AFCO gives you all the detail required for the interview in the last couple of pages.

The areas covered include your home backgound & faimily circumstances, you education, work experience, hobbies & Interests (including fitness) and finally your motivation (why you want to join & what research you have done).

There are a lot of reasons someone may be found unsuitable at interview, but it's worth emphasising that there's no such thing as a list of correct answers. The old adage: "You only get one chance to make a first impression" still apply.

Examples of possible grounds for an unsuccessful interview are as follows:

You're not impressing if you're late, unkempt, chewing gum or ill-prepared.

Insufficient determination to complete a course of training. (could
include ex-servicemen who have previously failed training)

A poor attitude to authority and the civil police and would rather
obstruct than help them to carry out their duties.

If the person is unwilling to work as indicated in poor school reports, job records
or references or if sacked from a number of jobs or has left without good
reason.

Not demonstrating the physical ability required for training.

Indifference to and no enthusiasm for his job.

Someone who has never lived away from home, has never experienced
being apart from their family and has given little thought to it.


No outside interests or activities.

Clear signs that he has failed to adapt to
changing circumstances or to cope with stress and it seems unlikely that this has changed.

Had poor relationships with authority
, May have had an extremely poor truancy record.

If likely to react adversely to Service discipline especially during
training.

Unspent offences.


Evidence of dishonesty, wilful disobedience or
law-breaking.


An ‘Undischarged’ Bankrupt.

If deliberately evasive during interview and it is felt that
information is being withheld ie: dishonest.


Contrary to what people may advise, honesty at interview is by far the best method. If someone has committed a transgression it would probably be viewed more favourably if they demonstrated remorse rather than indignation.

There's no hidden agenda, but if you're found to be
economical with the truth, it is obviously not going to get you too many Brownie points.

Hopefully this will give you a very rough idea of what we seek.
Don't despair. If you exhibit the qualities I've emboldened you could consider entering national politics, as these would all be useful skills in your political career. :roll: :lol:
 
#18
brigham600 said:
even the most modern part of your job has been removed and given to the CIS branch
GMDSS has now been taken away from the 'Dabbers' although many have obviously been trained in it the past 18 months or so.[/quote]

i did state that, but they are still getting the instruction, but CIS are now part of it as well

i did the course 5 years ago and i still remember how difficult it was, the hardest course i've done in the RN so far
 
#19
Buster,

They are no longer being instructed in GMDSS at Collingwood. The last course to have any dabbers on it was a while back and they have been removed from the SOC with regards attendance of this course.
 

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