Submarine Tips please?

RNMA

MIA
Hey guys. Thanks for all the advice that you have given me in a previous topic, which has greatly helped me through the joining process this far. This one is slightly different. I have my selection interview next week and i'm joining as an MA submariner. I was just wondering if anyone could help me out with some usefull tips and things to say/help me pass this interview? I'm currently researching everything possible about submarines and the royal navy in general to show i have some knowledge of what i'm going for and my commitment to this career path, but as you guys have sat this interview before, what sort of questions will i be asked?

thanks in advance for any help you guys can give.
 
My son was interviewed for nearly 2 hours on everything you can think of,from family issues to what kind of sport he was into,they also like you to have a bit of basic knowledge about the trade you are going in for.

I thought the interview was just a formality,but it is the most crucial part of your joining up process as the Chief told me afterwards,as they have the final say so as to if you are suitable for the Senior Service,so be aware and dont be late and go in you best Bib and Tucker.

Good Luck,you wont regret it.
 

dunkers

War Hero
As mentioned already, look tidy, and just relax as they want to see the real "you" and get an idea of what sort of person you are.
 

jonny_quest

Midshipman
Hi

i had my interview for ET(MESM) about a month ago, and i was asked about everything really! from my family life though to school and work, why i wanted to join the navy, why submarines, why my particular choice of career, i was also asked questions on the functions of the navy, about the training, where it is, what type of training it is. i was also asked about the different types of boats and where they are stationed and their roles. my advise is dress smart, be honest and be relaxed! i quite enjoyed mine!
hope this helps!!!!

Jonny
 

bonoedge

Midshipman
My interview was a bit false to be honest. I used to be a bootneck and the person giving me the interview was a WO bootnek. He spent over an hour telling me to lose weight and trying to con me back to the corps
 
They will be looking for two things, have you the ability to do the job, your shipmates will have to trust you to get it right every time without supervision, and will you fit in. Submariners are moderately picky about who they share their tin box with.

Good luck.

Peter
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Maxi_77 said:
They will be looking for two things, have you the ability to do the job, your shipmates will have to trust you to get it right every time without supervision, and will you fit in. Submariners are moderately picky about who they share their tin box with.

Good luck.

Peter

They certainly are Peter, look at this well turned out crew Submarine Alaric 1964ish,

Interesting times, the group photo includes Brits, Aussies, a Canadian and a Channel Islander, at the same time we had a two ringer from what was then Rhodesia (he disappeared when they went UDI)
 
janner said:
Maxi_77 said:
They will be looking for two things, have you the ability to do the job, your shipmates will have to trust you to get it right every time without supervision, and will you fit in. Submariners are moderately picky about who they share their tin box with.

Good luck.

Peter

They certainly are Peter, look at this well turned out crew Submarine Alaric 1964ish,

Interesting times, the group photo includes Brits, Aussies, a Canadian and a Channel Islander, at the same time we had a two ringer from what was then Rhodesia (he disappeared when they went UDI)

My they are a well turned out lot, not a drop of paint in sight on any ones rig.

Any one remeber the three bag laundry system?

Peter
 

RNMA

MIA
Hey guys, thanks for that advice. sorry for the late reply getting back to yous but i had my interview last month and past it. Couldn't believe it lasted over 2hrs. It was a right grilling and i honestly thought i'd failed, but thankfully i got through and past my medical since that time. Just waiting on the fitness test and hopefully i'll be away to HMS Raleigh in no time! :lol:
 

pondwater

Midshipman
If no time is 4 months you'll be at raleigh in no time. Done my fittness test begining of march. No prize for guessing who's still sat at home in front of a pc. And it,s not burnside's dog.
 

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