UK Ministry of Defence Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    Administrative Adsistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence (Glasgow, Scotland (UK)).

    Interview

    Online application then face to face interview with two interviewers There were 6 comps submitted in the form and 4were discussed during the interview. Ensure to read Civil service competency framework for both form and interview.

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    RAF Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cranwell, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence (Cranwell, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Initial selection is via Armed Forces Career Office, then 3 day multiple stage selection process at RAFC Cranwell, including written tests, computer based aptitude tests, interview, team exercises, physical fitness test. There is a definate 'good chap' test hidden inside the process, but it feels mostly fair for all that.

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    MOD Programmer Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence (Glasgow, Scotland (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    NO interview process, based on previous experience understood through previous annual reports and an online record of competencies. Very rarely are interviews required unless it is a very high profile position.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    RAF Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Be prepared for OASC, advice is available online. Be fit to pass the bleep test, play a lot of computer games to improve hand eye co-ordination. Also work on speed distance time calculations

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    Army Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence.

    Interview

    Please refer to the British Army website which will provide more information on this issue. The RCB is looking for mental agility, physical fitness, an understanding of how the British Army is organised and a keen appreciation of current affairs and global events.

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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence.

    Interview

    Written test with subjects of Maths , general knowledge, science, English. Short listed candidates are called for interview which include psychological tests, group tests, and interview . The initial written test is objective type and in done on same day.the interview takes 3 days . Short listed candidates are sent for medical fitness tests. A merit list is made for all candidates who cleared above and call letters given as per vacancies.

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    Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence.

    Interview

    Short term contractors can be on site in a fortnight. Recruitment for permanent roles is usually limited to Internal candidates unless in exceptional circumstances. Interview process is extremely robust and thorough, often disproportionate for the role. Recruitment process is governed by strict rules and so is extremely fair yet not always quick.

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    • How can technology support social media on the battle field to help share combat information between forces?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence.

    Interview

    Residential selection process involving leadership tasks, written assessments, psychometric testing, group and individual case studies, interviews and more

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    Army Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence.

    Interview

    Suitability Interviews, selection board, initial Officer training

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    Geospatial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Feltham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at UK Ministry of Defence (Feltham, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Extensive application followed by assessment day interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No salary negotiation. Security vetting procedure takes a long period.

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