There are a couple of BARB test examples on the main Army web site - does anyone know of any links to download more examples to do at home in preparation ?
phibeck said:Sorry mate, we live overseas, we haven't got that far - my son is in the "information gathering" phase. He is British, but has lived all his life in Norway, so English is not his mother tongue, so he wants to get some practice in.
As an oversea applicant, he can't register online, so we are going to call a recruiting office soon, to book a tour to the UK for him, to get things started.
In the meantime, preparation is the word !
(Whats an AFCO?)
meshellxxx said:I stumbled across this.... http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=6085daadc4515fe3d9d5c56d04dfa8b0e04e75f6e8ebb871
meshellxxx said:He will do fine! I was worrying about the test and the basic skills like you wouldn't believe!!! Nothing too fret about at all.
fivetodo said:For what it is worth, you should contact ACIO Strand which is across from Charing Cross train station, the Overseas recruiting team is located there and they generally deal with any applicants coming across from foreign shores.
However i would disagree with the applying online statement, because you most definitely can and lots of the paperwork can be done prior to you coming over to the UK
Also i would advise that because English isnt actually his first language, that he makes sure his English Speaking & Listening is to a modest standard as he will be required to sit a basic skills test, and also show that he can listen to and follow instructions, and more importantly relate back to the interviewers etc. Lots of foreign and commonwealth applicants fall foul at this stage
As for the BARB test, anyone with a degree of common sense can pass the test with no practice at all, and having not seen the practice booklet, the score however can often reflect that, and whilst it is very easy to tell someone not to worry about sitting it, for most applicants it can be quite worrying.
But there is nothing to worry about it with it.
Lastly he is going to be restricted to what jobs he can apply for, simply because for any security cleared jobs (which includes lots of the technician type trades) he would have had to have lived in the UK for the last 5 years (or near as damn it).
All the best