Joining up....

#1
Hi,

I know there are a lot of topics with the same question on but im new to this site and cant seem to find anything :)

I am currently looking to join the army and then hopefully go onto the RMP's - does anyone have any advice on this? Any specifics i am going to be asked in the interview? What the basic training and phase 2 is like? (i have submitted my application as i have been told there is a min wait of 3 months for the app to go through)

I have started my training to get fit for the army, but i think im going to struggle on the interview as i always get tongue tied!

Any help would be great :)
 
#3
Also, you're looking at a 9 month wait after selection for RMP (atm anyway)
 
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#4
If you do some good and consistent training, with all that waiting, by the time you get to phase 1 (and recruit selection) you should seriously impress the instructors!
 
#6
From what i remember its a simple multi-'guess' test.

Pick the odd one out of 4 words, simple maths etc. If you have your GCSEs especially C and above its nothing to worry about pretty simple :)
 
#8
The Barb test is separate from the literacy and numeracy test you do additional to the Barb. When you book your Barb test your recruiter will give you a booklet which gives you examples of the test, its very very basic so dont fret too much about it.
 
#9
ah ok, the thing im most worried about is the interview - im rubbish at them! Can never answer the questions like i want to - like whats your motivation for applying! it comes out in babble! I think ill do fine in the tests - i got 9 GCSE's all C and above - just need to keep with the training and work on interview techniques!
 
#10
If you've got 9 GCSEs all C and above, I wouldn't be surprised if your recruiters encourage you to go and get some A Levels and maybe apply for an Officer. But whatever happens, make sure it's what you want to do, not what the recruiters want you to do
 
#11
sarahjayne said:
ah ok, the thing im most worried about is the interview - im rubbish at them! Can never answer the questions like i want to - like whats your motivation for applying! it comes out in babble! I think ill do fine in the tests - i got 9 GCSE's all C and above - just need to keep with the training and work on interview techniques!
Your recruiter should also give you a sheet with info to know for your interview, so you can go over it and prepare for the interview that way you'll be ok, practise makes perfect ;)
 
#12
BARB is not a test. However I met a lad who failed it 4 times. Lol. For the interview surely its.

Why do you want to join the army?
Why do you think you'll fit in the army?
What happens at training?
What are your strengths?
Weaknesses?
What are the values of the british army?
What do you parents think about the army?
What can you offer the army?
Desrcibe yourself?
Regiments? who, why, where

and just try and sound genuine and not some junky on cr*k
 
#16
did my second interview today it's nothing to worry about just reserach into what you want to do, pretty much just chatted to the bloke through mine, just asked questions about our role in Iraq, what the army does, what we do in afghan, regiment choice and why etc just waiting for my selection date now
 
#17
ah thats great thanks - ive started looking into the countries we get deployed to so ill be up to speed on what we actually do there by the time i get an interview.
 
#18
itchyscott said:
did my second interview today it's nothing to worry about just reserach into what you want to do, pretty much just chatted to the bloke through mine, just asked questions about our role in Iraq, what the army does, what we do in afghan, regiment choice and why etc just waiting for my selection date now
Cool, I have my 2nd interview tomorrow.
 
#19
Daz_wood said:
itchyscott said:
did my second interview today it's nothing to worry about just reserach into what you want to do, pretty much just chatted to the bloke through mine, just asked questions about our role in Iraq, what the army does, what we do in afghan, regiment choice and why etc just waiting for my selection date now
Cool, I have my 2nd interview tomorrow.
What regiment you lookin at? Find out my selection date tomorrow but apparently could be as quick as next week!
 
#20
im not too sure on the regiments at the minute - luckily one of my friends joined up as an RMP a few years ago and is still in the army. I got in touch with him and hes sorting me out a visit to the base with RMP / RAF police to see what the jobs about, if i have any questions etc! so hopefully ill get a feel of what it will be like and make my mind up!
 

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