Ammunition Technician Selection Board

#1
Just passed ADSC with Ammo Tech as my first job choice, but still have the Ammunition Technician Selection Board to pass.

Just wondering if anyone knows what you do here and what I need to work on to prepare fully and have a hope of passing it successfully.

Any replies much appreciated as usual:D
 
#3
Be yourself, be honest. Don't try and give answers you think people want to hear.
 
#4
dingerr said:
.......Don't try and give answers you think people want to hear.
Although the answers to....

Q. Do you like starting fires
Q. Do you feel like screaming in a quiet church
Q. Do you have a criminal record
Q. Do you have mental health issues

Should all really be answered in the negative - don't worry about lying, we all did it and it will be expected :)
 
#6
Bomb_Doctor said:
dingerr said:
.......Don't try and give answers you think people want to hear.
Although the answers to....

Q. Do you like starting fires
Q. Do you feel like screaming in a quiet church
Q. Do you have a criminal record
Q. Do you have mental health issues

Should all really be answered in the negative - don't worry about lying, we all did it and it will be expected :)
I believe they don't do that now until about to attend the JS course.
 
#7
Wear a suit, look smart, get you haircut, don't wear trainers, don't smell of BO, don't make smart comments.

Yes, all these have resulted in getting a "wack wack oops" on previous ATCAB.
 
#8
Hi All,

I´ve got the ammo tech selection coming up,i was wondering if anyone had recently done theirs and if they had any info on the most important aspects of the selection?? And how difficult is the maths exam?I hear you cant use a calculator?

Thanks Guys.
 
#9
Hi All,

I´ve got the ammo tech selection coming up,i was wondering if anyone had recently done theirs and if they had any info on the most important aspects of the selection?? And how difficult is the maths exam?I hear you cant use a calculator?

Thanks Guys.
You will get a file sent to you/or ACIO with a lot of pre reading and revision of things you should know. Start looking up your maths in the mean time.
 
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#10
Although the answers to....

Q. Do you like starting fires
Q. Do you feel like screaming in a quiet church
Q. Do you have a criminal record
Q. Do you have mental health issues

Should all really be answered in the negative - don't worry about lying, we all did it and it will be expected :)
Still one of my abiding memories and, until those tests had NEVER felt like screaming in a quiet church. Since those tests, have to physically prevent myself screaming my head off.
 
#11
Hi All,

I´ve got the ammo tech selection coming up,i was wondering if anyone had recently done theirs and if they had any info on the most important aspects of the selection?? And how difficult is the maths exam?I hear you cant use a calculator?

Thanks Guys.
Ah the Maths test,

And I'd like to quote Max the then 2i/c of the school; " insert my name here I have never seen such a low score on the maths phase." To which I replied Thank you Sir.

Look at me now.
 
#12
Thanks this way up! I thought that if you failed the maths part then you would fail the entire selection, do you know the grading format of the at selcetion? ,for example, if you **** up something you compensate for it by doing well in something else and still pass? like failing the maths test hahaha
cheers.
 
#13
I've heard that if you don't get 100% in all of the tests then you fail! And you have to walk all the way home as they confiscate your train ticket/tow your car away. You will also be completly naked as you are deemed not worthy of wearing clothes.
So get studying!
 
#14
Guys, that wasn't supposed to be a confidence building statement! Dont fail Maths!!!! Infact having served on the selection board dont fail any of it. Turn up be smart, be polite and standing out from the crowd can also be a bad thing. Make sure you have read the news and have a rough idea of what is going on in the world and be prepared to comment on it. I remember interviewing one guy who said " I dont really read the news Sir!" Not a great answer when you have spent 10 minutes building up a scenario. He didn't pass. Make sure you can retain simple knowledge for at least 1 night, start looking at ammunition now, learn the generic parts that make up an artillery shell, whats the pointy bit at the front called? What's the band around the middle (Ish)? (No I'm not asking Dingerr!)

I think when I went through I was in the fortunate position of being a serving member of 11 EOD Regt RLC and had worked with or for most of the staff at the school in NI at some point. Oh and my sponsor on my application was DLSA.
 
#17
hi guys, i saw that many ammo techs frequent this site,if thats the case,maybe one can answer this for me,do you get a break after phase 1 training,after the 1 week rlc course at princess barracks but before you begin phase 2 training? cheers guys.
 
#18
hi guys, i saw that many ammo techs frequent this site,if thats the case,maybe one can answer this for me,do you get a break after phase 1 training,after the 1 week rlc course at princess barracks but before you begin phase 2 training? cheers guys.
Haha, many people wish that was the case. What actually happens is after Phase one you will go to Deepcut for an indeterminate amount of time (the first 5 days of which will be a completely bone and pointless induction). While you are there you will be loaded onto a selection, and if you pass it, will be given a start date for your Phase 2 course. However, as there are limited numbers of courses run per year, you may be waiting quite a while before your Phase 2 properly begins.

I was at Deepcut for 6 months, other people on my course had been there for eight or nine months. If you don't have your driving license there is a good chance you will get that done while you are waiting, and if time allows, you may be sent to DST Leconfield for your Cat C license. But other than that expect lots of waiting around doing nothing. Though on the plus side, the fantastic wave of elation that washes over you as you finally leave Deepcut makes it almost worth the wait. Enjoy :)
 
#19
thanks! 6 months in deepcut? but during that time will I be able to leave to see friends and/or family for a week or so,or is it strictly a stay in base type affair?? cheers
 
#20
You can take leave more or less when you want, and of course the weekends are all yours. I painted a rather negative picture, you might be able to spend less time there, it all comes down to dates really i.e. when you arrive vs next selection date vs free spaces on selection vs free spaces on the next course. Just be prepared to be there for a while. It's a lot more relaxed compared to phase one, however it is still a bit of a bullshitty establishment, as phase 2's you'll have to march (or something approximating it) everywhere and you have reasonably strict weekly block inspections. In my opinion the main problem with Deepcut is boredom; it breeds a 'I can't be fucked' attitude, don't fall into that trap and you'll be fine. All that said, more or less all of the squadrons permanent staff have changed since I was there so maybe things are a bit better now, I don't know.
 

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