Ice-Breaker.

#1
I'm applying in two months.

I've been reading up on things, getting my really excited, getting my fitness levels up and such.

But what is the Ice breaker?
 
#2
Stand in front of everyone and do a speach about:-

name and age
family and home town
hobbies and interests
cap badge and reason why
what prep you have done for ADSC
what qualities you have
ambition in life
most memorable moment
any thing else that will assist your presentation

Think it has to be 3 mins or more, And you get the notes in front of you to remind you what to talk about.
 
#3
alright mate, the ice breaker is where you stand up in front of a few of the lads and just tell them a bit about yourself

Name, Age, where you're from, what you're joining, why you're joining, ambitions, what your family think of you joining, what you have to offer the army.

maybe not all of the above but have a quick sentence or 2 to say about them just incase you get asked...its not hard at all.

Relax, everyone is in the same boat and if you get ased any questions don't just ramble on, take a second or 2, think about it and answer honesty!

Dont big time it either!
 
#4
Dizzee367 said:
Stand in front of everyone and do a speach about:-

name and age
family and home town
hobbies and interests
cap badge and reason why
what prep you have done for ADSC
what qualities you have
ambition in life
most memorable moment
any thing else that will assist your presentation
How many?
Can you explain?

Tbh, this is the thing im most worried about, i hate this kinda stuff.
 
#5
kingburn_99 said:
alright mate, the ice breaker is where you stand up in front of a few of the lads and just tell them a bit about yourself

Name, Age, where you're from, what you're joining, why you're joining, ambitions, what your family think of you joining, what you have to offer the army.

maybe not all of the above but have a quick sentence or 2 to say about them just incase you get asked...its not hard at all.

Relax, everyone is in the same boat and if you get ased any questions don't just ramble on, take a second or 2, think about it and answer honesty!

Dont big time it either!
As long as i dont have to go first, i should be alright.

Thanks for the help!
 
#7
Nothing to worry about mate, Most people there will probably be just as nervous as you doing a speech in front of people they have never seen before so you are all in the same boat.
 
#8
Is it ok to say all the mushy stuff, y'know, like my chosen regiment is the best at its job in the army, for queen and country and all that jazz?
 
#9
One of the lads on my selection said that he was joining the Artillery because they are the 'Back-bone' of the army (Bullshit) the RLC Cpl in charge quizzed him on why he said this and he crumpled under interrogation because he was just waffling shyte and therefore had no justification for what he was saying!!

If you are joining for queen and country then yes say that yes. If you feel your chosen cap badge is the best in the army at its job say it but you have to know why. Dont just say ' i wanna join the infantry because its the best job and i get to shoot stuff' not really a reason.

However, i dont think anyone on my selection failed because of their ice-breaker. not sure how closely it is assessed!!
 
#10
kingburn_99 said:
One of the lads on my selection said that he was joining the Artillery because they are the 'Back-bone' of the army (Bullshit) the RLC Cpl in charge quizzed him on why he said this and he crumpled under interrogation because he was just waffling shyte and therefore had no justification for what he was saying!!

If you are joining for queen and country then yes say that yes. If you feel your chosen cap badge is the best in the army at its job say it but you have to know why. Dont just say ' i wanna join the infantry because its the best job and i get to shoot stuff' not really a reason.

However, i dont think anyone on my selection failed because of their ice-breaker. not sure how closely it is assessed!!
Cheers Kingburn.

My bold, I've heard from my brother (a S/Sgt in the RLC who used to train recruits) that the ice-breaker just sees how confident you are in a group of lads you dont know.

Do girls do selection seperately to lads? :D
 
#11
duckiciao said:
kingburn_99 said:
One of the lads on my selection said that he was joining the Artillery because they are the 'Back-bone' of the army (Bullshit) the RLC Cpl in charge quizzed him on why he said this and he crumpled under interrogation because he was just waffling shyte and therefore had no justification for what he was saying!!

If you are joining for queen and country then yes say that yes. If you feel your chosen cap badge is the best in the army at its job say it but you have to know why. Dont just say ' i wanna join the infantry because its the best job and i get to shoot stuff' not really a reason.

However, i dont think anyone on my selection failed because of their ice-breaker. not sure how closely it is assessed!!
Cheers Kingburn.

My bold, I've heard from my brother (a S/Sgt in the RLC who used to train recruits) that the ice-breaker just sees how confident you are in a group of lads you dont know.

Do girls do selection seperately to lads? :D
Yes
 
#13
kingburn_99 said:
there were no girls on my selection......i did mine in Glencourse!
There has always been seperate days, for all to obvious reasons!

Can you imagine trying to sort out accomodation for example.

Its bad enough sorting stuff out for 40 people.

(Ex Glencorse Cpl instructor).
 
#14
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
 
#15
kingburn_99 said:
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
FFS sake, thats scary 8O
 
#16
Girls where moved to their own selection and training regime after "You dirty little buggers kept trying to get into them" as it was put to us. :eek:

I found the icebreaker easy as I came from a job where I had to address the staff in my company almost every other day. It's purpose in case you hadn't guessed it is to inspire confidence and is also something of a simulation. Remember one day you may be in a position where your going to have to brief the soldiers under your command about what to do in a similar sort of arrangement.

Some tips...

1. Be confident. Easier said than done but megawads of confidence will take you far.

2. Have a joke ready. A lot of the screws think its fun to ask you to tell one before you begin.

3. Concise. Not too long, not too short. Aim for 3-4 minutes. Longer is always better than shorter but don't take the piss.

4. Don't mention special forces or the SAS or any crap like that. You only have to see peoples faces (Particularly the Cpl/Sgt taking the ice breaker) and it will make you feel like a mong (And you do look like a mong).

5. Fluid. Keep the "Umm's" and "Errrr" to a minimum if you can. Try and make the conversation flow from one subject to another.

6. You normally don't get to pick the order in which you do it but if you do, then make sure your amongst the first. To a degree you set the standard then for everyone else that follows.

7. Don't lie and big yourself up about anything. Just present yourself as you are. And remember cocky is not the same as confident.
 
#17
kingburn_99 said:
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
That's a bit screwed up...

And it's a lot more likely that it has to do with housing minors with adults (Your still a minor until your 18).
 
#18
soldier.a said:
kingburn_99 said:
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
That's a bit screwed up...

And it's a lot more likely that it has to do with housing minors with adults (Your still a minor until your 18).
Stop being sensible soldier.a.

You will get binned at the first opportunity :D
 
#19
soldier.a said:
kingburn_99 said:
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
That's a bit screwed up...

And it's a lot more likely that it has to do with housing minors with adults (Your still a minor until your 18).
What’s screwed up, you try putting it in a 40+ year old stinking of fish hole for a while.

A 17 year old botty (especially with a sprinkling of sand) has a strange attraction :wink:
 
#20
heidtheba said:
soldier.a said:
kingburn_99 said:
at my selection they kept the 16-17 year olds away from the rest of us 18+.......just incase we got a bit randy, they only wanted us bumming within our own age range!
That's a bit screwed up...

And it's a lot more likely that it has to do with housing minors with adults (Your still a minor until your 18).
Stop being sensible soldier.a.

You will get binned at the first opportunity :D
Roger that. :D

* Proceeds to add his own webbing and a knife Rambo would be proud of to his kit bag...
 

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