pre-selection day training

#1
can anyone tell me what happens at these days?
will i be doing a 1.5 mile run?
will i be getting assessed on anything?

i can do the 1.5 in <12 minutes so thats not an issue.

the only thing im worried about is pull ups as i cant do more than 5 at the moment as i havnt been working on them so far (my main focus was getting the 1.5 mile run done)

any help is appreciated
 
#2
Pull ups are best effort. Well thats what everyone is saying so just make sure you blitz everything else like the run, push up, sit ups.
 
#3
is the pre-selection day just there to farmiliarize yourself with the requirements of the selection day? and does it matter if you do s***e on the pre selection?
 
#7
When it came to it, i had done no phys for about 3 months since my selection, on my first run, did 1.5 mile, and did it 11:50....cant complain really...
 
#8
1.5mile run in under 12mins around the 10min mark would be good you also do a jerry can carrry each weighing 10kg and u do pull ups. with the pull ups its best effort iv seen people go there and do only 1 others upto 15. they wana see the effort you put in and really its to give u a feel and let u no and them what level your at. your tests will be recorded whatever you do dnt stop and walk on the run basically do your best good luck
 
#10
its a day thing they do at a county barracks if ur uncertain or border fitness requirements or just to get a taster i had to do it after i broke wrist
 
#13
The pre selection day that I tried to get a lot of my applicants on was a day run by one of the AYT's. On a few occassions I took a minibus down or a lot of them went by train to the barracks ( I went so I could see my applicants in action).
First they did the pull ups (three attemps at best effort full straight arm pull ups)
Then they did the 1.5 mile run after the warm up which in a lot of cases the I can do it in 11 minutes turned out to be 13-14 minutes ( this helped though to show people what level there at and how much the half mile warm up takes out of them).
They then went to lunch to see if they could master Army food.
After lunch it was onto ice breakers where you can see how the applicant react under peer pressure followed by a couple of team tasks.

This wasnt pass or fail but each applicant got a report back and I or the other recruiter saw the applicant in action.

We then could get the applicant in for a chat afterwards and discuss his/her weak points and delay or put them in for interviews. An excellent tool really which also went on the interview and a course report was faxed down to the PSO for the ADSC interview and in about 90% of the cases meant a pass at selection.

It gave me a view of an applicant and the applicant a taster for Army life and i had a few afterwards decide to withdraw from the system when they realised what Army life was like.

I reccomend it if your ACIO can get you on a local one.
 
#14
yeah it is a good thing to do 'iron' im way down south i attended exeter barracks for pre-select..... i think people find out alot and get some valuble experience of whats expected
 
#15
icemann said:
yeah it is a good thing to do 'iron' im way down south i attended exeter barracks for pre-select..... i think people find out alot and get some valuble experience of whats expected
same here :D
 
#16
Sounds like a great idea...however I'm wondering why my recruiter hasn't even mentioned this to me (this thread is first i've heard of it)? I've had 1st and 2nd interview in space of 4 days, not complaining by any means but as I want to do the best I can at selection, i'd have apprecited being put through something like this before atempting something which determines my entire future career.

'The_Iron', wish you were my recruiter!
 
#17
Morty said:
Sounds like a great idea...however I'm wondering why my recruiter hasn't even mentioned this to me (this thread is first i've heard of it)? I've had 1st and 2nd interview in space of 4 days, not complaining by any means but as I want to do the best I can at selection, i'd have apprecited being put through something like this before atempting something which determines my entire future career.

'The_Iron', wish you were my recruiter!
OTOH, you know what is going to happen at the selection days so can't you simulate? :?

And there are para insight courses if you want a general feel for military life.
 
#18
Naw, not haveing a rant or anything, but from reading the posts on this particular forum it seems certain elements of the application procedure are at the discretion of the particular ACIO you happen to attend...for an organisation as big as the British Army IMHO it should be a set - in - stone thing. Although I do realise it may not be entirley down to individual recruitment offices as to weither or not things like the pre selection day are available to potential recruits, I guess that's down to the MOD and the amount of avalable funding to each ACIO?
 
#19
Morty said:
Naw, not haveing a rant or anything, but from reading the posts on this particular forum it seems certain elements of the application procedure are at the discretion of the particular ACIO you happen to attend...for an organisation as big as the British Army IMHO it should be a set - in - stone thing. Although I do realise it may not be entirley down to individual recruitment offices as to weither or not things like the pre selection day are available to potential recruits, I guess that's down to the MOD and the amount of avalable funding to each ACIO?
Yes it mainly comes down to who has got the facility and time. Also in some cases they can only run the courses on certain dates due to commitments and the lads at the AYT's and RRT's have got to get their leave in aswell. Im sure if your ACIO had these facilities and thought you needed the pre selection they would of sent you on one. Good luck anyway.
 
#20
Think of it like this: The ACIO has not mentioned this pre-selection, therefore they think you'll do fine at Selection.

It's a good thing. ;)
 

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