Help son failed selection twice

#1
Hi, i need your help. My son has failed selection twice. First time was on teambuilding task the second was for not enough knowledge on job roles/harrogate.

He has now been defferred for three months. What can he do to ensure he gets in next time??

He did his run in 11.39. Jerry can for the full 150m, 30kg bag lift. Got higher scores than he needed on his cognitive and technical tests.

Thanks for any advice
 
#2
Is your son in the cadets or similar? Activities like the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme are excellent in developing young people (especially team building type stuff). Something to consider. Best of luck to him and keep him encouraged.
 

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#3
In terms of job knowledge, he has no excuse. He must study, study, study and get that knowledge in his head.

Tell him to get into the brochures and info sheets and you ask him questions about the roles to test him.

As for team building, do some.activities with him.

Good luck!
 
#4
It’s not rocket science.

Your son needs to make the effort. All the information he needs is available online & official literature is available from any careers office.

During his first formal interview, he will be asked about his
  • Physical fitness
  • Achievements
  • Interests
Tell him to be enthusiastic & switch on. This isn’t school so he needs to grow up and employ basic preparation. Keep encouraging him.



If he knows what he is talking about he will be able to speak confidently.

This way he will be taken seriously and breeze through the selection stage.
 
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#6
Definitely needs to get his running shoes on between now and his next attempt
That run time is fine for the majority of the army entrance tests.

I cant remember any team building tests or job role questions when I joined. You went in whatever job role they were short on and it was sold as the best trade in the army (no matter what it was).
 
#7
That run time is fine for the majority of the army entrance tests.

I cant remember any team building tests or job role questions when I joined. You went in whatever job role they were short on and it was sold as the best trade in the army (no matter what it was).
Won't do him any favours when he actually rocks up to depot though, was the point
 
#11
That run time is fine for the majority of the army entrance tests.

I cant remember any team building tests or job role questions when I joined. You went in whatever job role they were short on and it was sold as the best trade in the army (no matter what it was).

....different approach when I enlisted, I already had a trade, and so it was utilised to the army's best advantage. No pissing about, straight to St Georges Barracks in Birmingham for skills selection, tests, written and verbal, square pegs in round holes, and on to your training regiment, job done all over in three days, from signing up, to boot camp, 3 weeks, all this when we had an army of 182,000, so HTF does it take months to sort it out, when we now have an army smaller than the Swiss national guard.?
 

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#12
This place has advertised on local radio. I have no idea of its ability or suitability.
 
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11.39
How old is he?

Im in my mid 40s and would be thoroughly embarrased by that time.
 
#15
He is only 16.So his run time is well below the 14.30 that they ask for. He is trying for afc harrogate as either a communications transport specialist or driver air despatch.
 
#17
And yet for anyone whose job consists of anything more strenuous than sitting at a desk and lifting nothing heavier than a brew mug, a good level of fitness is always smiled on, and indeed makes life much easier.
Not really, maybe in the teeth arms. A lot of promotion courses have dropped the fitness requirements. Biffs still get promoted.
There is a new fitness standard coming in next year. which in no way is not a drop in standards, no sirree bob, not at all...
 
#18
How do you fail the team building exercise?

I'm waiting for my assessment but I imagine as long as you show that you're interested in working with your peers and completing the task in an efficient manner you would pass?
 
#19
How do you fail the team building exercise?

I'm waiting for my assessment but I imagine as long as you show that you're interested in working with your peers and completing the task in an efficient manner you would pass?
Think you have just answered your own question.
 
#20
Hi, i need your help. My son has failed selection twice. First time was on teambuilding task the second was for not enough knowledge on job roles/harrogate.

He has now been defferred for three months. What can he do to ensure he gets in next time??

He did his run in 11.39. Jerry can for the full 150m, 30kg bag lift. Got higher scores than he needed on his cognitive and technical tests.

Thanks for any advice
His knowledge of job roles and AFC Harrogate is a simple matter of reading what's on-line and understanding it.

The team-building bit is a cultural thing which will be more difficult to pass if it's not already in his background. I'd echo the earlier comment on sports teams, Duke of Edinburgh, Boy Scouts types of experience.
 

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