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Interview advice

Whether you join as an officer or a soldier you’ll have a series of interviews as part of the selection process. The aim of these is for us to find out more about you - and you to find out more about the Army. We will help you decide if Army life is right for you, and which Army job would suit you best. Our guide to soldier interviews can help you prepare.

What to expect at the first interview

In your first formal interview you’ll be asked about your achievements, interests, fitness, and why you want to join the Army. Be clear, honest and show enthusiasm, but above all be prepared by carrying out some research on the Army Values and Standards beforehand. You can also look at roles within the Army and come with some ideas on which roles you might like to do.

Once you're ready for the next stage, your Candidate Support Manager (CSM) will tell you about the assessment process and what you're expected to do.

The Assessment Centre interview

The final stage of the Assessment Centre programme is an interview. It's important to dress smartly and act in a positive, polite and respectful way throughout your assessment as this will build a picture for the Interviewer, but above all you should be yourself; if not then you'll give a false impression to the interviewer which could in turn be detrimental either to your application or to your success in training.

Why not take one of our practice tests to see if you might have what it takes?

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