R.E Geographic Technician interview

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  1. hello all, I passed my selection last wednesday and was offered my role as Geo Tech, although ive been informed due to the role i must go for a 'specialist' interview' with the royal engineers. None of my recruitment officers have any idea what this involves, so i was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this for me as id like to prepare for it as best as i can. Thanks Alex
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    "Hello, I like maps too......." should do it :D

    Seriously though, don't have a clue.
  3. Alfay may i suggest you try searching the Sapper forum as most questions have been answered on here at some point.

    there is another post regarding Geo Geeks on the same page as your post/question. :x :x :x :x
  4. Thanks for the information :)
  5. i could do with some info on this aswell please anyone!
  6. are postings overseas important to you?
  7. important? to be honest i dont mind where i am so long as im doing the job :)
  8. thats ok then, got a mate here doing it will get him to pm you, if he can be arrsed to register
  9. that would be brilliant, thanks very much!
  10. Im due down at Hermitage for an aptitude week on the 17th may, one of the things ill have to do when im down there is an oral presentation. It says it doesnt have to be related to the geo tech job, im therefore wondering what is the best thing to talk about? past career (in my case carpenter)? Hobbies? Id been told its just to test my grasp of the English language although i think there's more to it than that, but i dont want to look a complete pillock nattering about canoeing, joinery etc if other peoples subjects are seen to be more 'interesting' or should i say what they are looking for. This presentation can be used to confirm results from a written essay i also must write. Any suggestions on a subject that id be best off using?
  11. Talk about something that you know about. The subject isn't overly important. You'll be fine as long as you can stand, and talk confidently about your chosen subject.

    Joinery would be good, because the odds on whoevers listening to you knowing a great deal about joinery will be slim, and therefore won't have any tricky questions to ask you at the end.
  12. im also on the Aptitude test on 17th Alfay! not sure what im going to do for my oral presentation yet, only got my info through today so got a bit of time to think it over!
  13. so, goin to this on 17th, didnt get a loss of earnings form like i did for selection, anyone know if we get paid for it or fill out the form when there'?

    alson any info on what goes on will be appreciated
  14. Futher to what PrinceAlbert said, with the presentation, they are looking for the confidence to stand up in front of people and give a good presentation. Pick a subject you know a lot about.

    Also, keep within the time limit, make sure you introduce yourself, give an intro, middle bit and summary. Know your subject (anything is fine) and be prepared for questions. Regardless of the subject matter, they will find questions to ask. Also be aware of squeaky boots on the floor. By all means have brief notes/bullet points to refer to, but do not read from them verbatim. You are supposed to be presenting a subject you know about, not reading a script. Make sure you look around the rooom at everyone, rather than delivering the whole presentation to one person.

    The title/subject of the written essay will be given to you when you arrive.