any advise 4 my selection and interviews?

#1
i'm going for selection/medical in January and i would like some advise on everything possible please for my interviews and selection
thanks nuffz :D
 
#2
firstly dont panic......

secondly read the many other threads on the selection

thirdly... just make sure you are fit and thats about it, you have already had your army careers office interview and your one up in pirbright or lichfield is no different ....
 
#3
If that's you in your avatar, then go dressed as you are.....you'll be fine.
 
#6
no I'm hopping to get into the army foundation collage
thanks but i haven't had any formal interview at my careers office but they said i will have one before i go
nuffz
 
#7
You will have both interviews before you go to Selection. Glencorse is one of the selection centers. What have you applied for?
 
#9
nuffz said:
ive applied for the AFC
nuffz
I don' know what the AFC is. Could you elaborate as I am getting old and crusty and am no longer serving.

However this can do you no harm. If you have time, and I think you do. Work on fitness. Assuming your education is up to scratch it would do no harm to regularly read a few good quality newspapers and keep up with current affairs in general.

When you get there. Give full effort on everything physical (in fact everything). In interviews etc be absolutely honest. Do not try and bullshit. If asked a question that you do not know the answer to say "I do not know" rather than waffle. Even better is "I do not know but will find out", but only say that if you intend to find out the answer and get back to them with it.

Basically prepare yourself to the best of your ability, put as much as you can into all tests and try to enjoy it. It is far more than a job and you do not want to get in if you are unsuitable. That seems unlikely however and I wish you the best. TBH, I am a little jealous that you are at that stage in life. I loved the vast majority of my time in service and would gadly do it all again.

Some people will probably advise you to volounteer for nothing. My advice would be the opposite. Volounteer throw yourself into it and get the most out of it. The major fly in the ointment is the government but that is another subject.

God luck, best wishes.
 
#10
an AFC is Army Foundation Collage its like an ATR which is Army Training Regiment if that helps

and good luck nuffz i am also going to join an afc but when i am older
as long as you dont panic you will be fine

oh and what are you going in as?
 
#11
cheers Perturbed thats a great help and i dont have a lot of spare time because im training all the time but i think i need to build up my confidence
thanks a munch nuffz
 
#12
i not sure thinkin ov a few medic paratrooper officer or maybe a amunition technition u??
 
#13
Fitness and do your research.
I am constantly surprised how many people I interview and they have done no homework or research. Their knowledge based on media, assumptions and cr*p usually.

With the advent of the internet and ARRSE there is no excuse.

I interviewed a young 19 year old wanted to be an officer in the Army - 'Why?' I asked, his reply ' Because I have nothing better to do and it sounds a good laugh' 'Ok said I, get real and shut the door on the way out thank you' - enough said. Being in the military is a career go in with your eyes open and fully informed. Confident you have made the right choice and that you are up to the challenge.

Good luck

Cheers
 
#15
nuffz said:
i not sure thinkin ov a few medic paratrooper officer or maybe a amunition technition u??
medic paratrooper officer?

so you mean you want to be an officer in the RAMC and do p-coy?

or did you just negate punctuation and are thinking of cmt, paras, or officer.

also, whats your training sessions like?

and 1.5 mile time and such.

and you need a fairly high BARB and TST to be ammo tech.

and have you got a levels? you need them to be an officer.
 
#16
im going in as a electritian in the royal engineers
and you do need to research about army and your role just as you would as a civi applying for a job
its good you have training sessions
i myself need to because i stoped because i injured myself with an unrelated injury

put in the time and when you do your interview dont panic ok
 
#17
futuresparky said:
im going in as a electritian in the royal engineers
and you do need to research about army and your role just as you would as a civi applying for a job
its good you have training sessions
i myself need to because i stoped because i injured myself with an unrelated injury

put in the time and when you do your interview dont panic ok
what date are you starting? im going into that trade as well (start in 3 weeks!)
 
#19
christheclimber

no all differnet things
my training sessions are quite good (i think) but if you can point out any improvements they will be greatly welcomed
i go running every other night (about 3 miles)
on sunday i do a 8mile run
and most days i do approx 50push ups & 20 pull ups and sit ups
play football every week day for about 1 and a half hours
i got 62/65 in BARB but i dont know wot TST is
and finally can i get A levals at AFC?
thanks nuffz
 
#20
nuffz said:
no all differnet things
my training sessions are quite good (i think) but if you can point out any improvements they will be greatly welcomed
i go running every other night (about 3 miles)
on sunday i do a 8mile run
and most days i do approx 50push ups & 20 pull ups and sit ups
play football every week day for about 1 and a half hours
i got 62/65 in BARB but i dont know wot TST is
and finally can i get A levals at AFC?
thanks nuffz
ok, i believe that if you want a levels, go to welbeck. AFC is like phase 1 training for younger people. a Technical selection test (TST) is the maths test you do at ADSC.

id suggest a session of swimming as well, just as an active rest. also, do some of your runs as fartlek. run hard for a bit, then slow and recover, and repeat, doing various lengths of hard runs. that will improve your speed. also, hill sprints instead of one session will do wonders.


at ADSC you will do a fair bit of sprinting (i found the team tasks ******* knackering, because we had to sprint a rugby pitch between each task, and of course, if somebody wasnt fast enough, we did it all again. and thats after the 1.5 mile)

the problem is, that i know lots of people who have done half or full marathons, who can run 20 plus miles easily, but if you said, do 1.5 miles in under 10 minutes they wouldnt be able to.
obviously you'll know how fast you are, but just bear in mind its a balance.

doing different types of exercise in a row is good. for example, i swim and then run 2 miles home. 2 miles is easy if thats all you do, but after a good hard swim will push you.

also, official advice is to have a rest day after every session, however id personally gradually increase your sessions so you can do exercise for a few days in a row.

hope that helps.
 

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