Straight off my APDD Icebreaker sheet & regurgitating what the recruiting team said;
Name ( Family Background Schooling Background Sports & Hobbies Likes / Dislikes Social Activities Career Options Future Why Do You Want To Join The Army
Glencourse Icebreaker is 3-5min.
Know what you are talking about.
Follow up negatives with positives ("I basically flunked high school, but I'm keen to take advantage of the educational opportunities the army provides in furthering myself as a person etc").
Speak loud & clearly, eye contact (pitch your voice to the back of the room, don't just stare at the board with the key points).
Try to enjoy talking about yourself - practice with mirror / family member.
Keep your hands anywhere but in your pockets!
Seriously, don't spend months getting physically fit only to fail a 5min icebreaker & be deferred for 3-6months.
You should include
1. name and age
2. family and home town
3. hobbies and interests
4. chosen cap badge and why
5. ambition in life
6. qaulities you have to offer the army
7. preperation you have done for adsc
you should aim for 2-3 minutes, its easy, you dont give one line answers to each topic, you need to expand, like hobbies, you might like boxing, but expand, say how long youve done it, where youve done it, tell an interesting story about your experience with boxing etc.. so state a point and expand on it. easy. if youve lived for longer than 2 minutes you can talk for longer than 2 minutes
I wouldnt worry about it at all, as someone said above all the other guys will be in the same boat. I done mine at pirbright 5 years ago and i jus rambled on about the normal stuff where im from ... live with mum bro .. hobbies ...capbadge .. didnt go on for anything close to 3-5 mins ..was more like 2 minutes the NCO didnt seem all that bothered unless ur a complete mong. Dont put ur hands in ur pocket!!! thats the only awkward bit if im honest there isnt anywhere to put em lol