Category Archives: Career Advice

Army Apprenticeships – British Army

  Each year, the armed forces recruit thousands of new soldiers. Around 95% of these new soldiers go on to take an apprenticeship, equating to over 8000 completed armed forces apprenticeships each year. The army is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the UK, and gives its employees the chance to train as a […]

The Royal Navy Filter (Sift) Interview and How To Pass It

During the Royal Navy selection process you will be required to sit interviews at both the Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO) and, if applying to become an Officer, during your attendance at the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB). The sift or filter interview, which is held at your local Armed Forces Careers Office, will be undertaken […]

Medical Exam for Fire Fighters

During the selection process for firefighters, candidates will be asked to attend a medical examination for evaluation. A Fire and Rescue Service Doctor will ask for the GP medical records and conduct their own exam to determine if a candidate is physically fit to perform fire and rescue procedures required. The Tests Seven tests are […]

RAF Ranks

RAF rankings are commissioned or non-commissioned. Commissioned rankings are for officers who have worked up the ranks from non-commissioned to commissioned or entered as officers based on education and their career background. Every individual in the Royal Air Force that starts at the beginning enters as a cadet with a pay scale of £13,000 to […]

The Day in the Life of a 999 Fire Control Operator

The Day in the Life of a 999 Fire Control Operator Within Emergency Fire Control there are four Watches. These are usually named as Red, Green, Blue or White Watch. They run in line with Station Watches, this enables a good relation to be struck with Stations resulting in consistency between Station’s and Control. The […]

Video Game Development Process

The Pipeline for Making a Game – Who makes video games? What is the video game development process? Video games are traditionally made by a whole team of people known as ‘developers’. Most developers have a specific skillset and knowledge that they bring to the games production such as programming, art or story-telling. However with the […]

Navy Ranks

Navy ranks are commissioned, non-commissioned, and designated for women because there are certain positions not open to women in the Navy like other military branches. The pay and duties will differ based on ranking and commission. Commissioned Officers Flag rank officers and commissioned officers are below. Commissioned officers mean they have command posts and are […]

Firefighter Ranks

Fire fighters work in a series of different capacities for the purpose of preventing fires, stopping fires, and saving lives. Firefighters have a duty to serve and protect people and property from fire, but also other dangers. In this career position a person will assist with emergency support, provide education and also advice on fire […]