Briefing this Monday

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by ironmanshock, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. Hiya two things, anyone at briefing this coming Monday? And another in regards to current affairs... How in depth does current affairs knowledge have to be? I'm fine with everything else, apart from planning ex but have been told they walk you though this its just current affairs I'm a little worried about.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Current affairs: just ensure you are familiar enough with the current 'big ticket' issues, domestic and abroad. Enough to have a casual chat about them - you're not expected to be Paxman, but should have more than a 'Syria is bad.' style opinion.
  3. Thanks mate. Any more tips? The interviews any more intense than the initial ones?
  4. I can't remember TBH, too long ago - and I don't know how AOSB has changed from RCB (what it used to be). Just be honest, speak about what you can, and be yourself. This is only the briefing, it will be mainly setting you up for main board. Search on here for AOSB (or RCB) Briefing; loads will come up.
  5. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    You get two interviews. The first is a bit about your background and motivation, and the second is a debrief on how you've done over the course of the briefing when you get given your grade.

    As for current affairs knowledge, it isn't specifically tested on briefing but you will take part in a group discussion on various topics and you are expected to demonstrate that you follow what is happening in the world.
  6. Excuse me for jumping in: you aren't expected to be able to name and draw Bashar al-Assad's family tree, but you would be expected to know who he is, why he is important and why what is happening in Syria is important.
  7. The Times or Telegraph is looked on as a good read.
    The Sun, Mirror & Daily Star are frowned on.
    And don't tell them you read Razzle, Escort or Readers Wives for leisure!
  8. Thank you for all the replies and help. Although my current affairs wasn't up to scratch I came out with a cat 1 and positive feedback. Just gotta smash the mainboard now!