Royal Air Force Reserves Interview
During the selection process, you will be required to sit a number of interviews depending on the role for which you are applying. For some of the more technical or demanding posts, you will be required to attend a specialist interview which will be held at an RAF base. These can last up to three days depending on the career. This is also an opportunity for you to see what the job is like and meet some of the people you would be expected to work with once you have passed your initial training.The first interview will be held at your local Armed Forces Careers Officer and will be undertaken with a member of the RAF recruitment team. The duration of the interview will very much depend on your responses to the questions. However, you can expect the interview to last for approximately 30 minutes. Now let’s take a look at a sample interview question. Please note that these questions are not guaranteed to be the exact ones you’ll hear during the real interview, but they are a great starting point in your preparation.
SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTION
Why do you want to join the RAF Reserves?
SAMPLE RESPONSE‘I have wanted to join the RAF Reserves for a couple of years now, and I have been working very hard to pass the selection process. Having studied the recruitment literature, and the RAF website, I am impressed by the professionalism and standards that the service sets for itself.I would like a career that is fulfilling, challenging and rewarding, and I believe that the RAF would provide all of these. During my research, I have spoken to serving members of the RAF Reserves and every single one of them had positive things to say about the role. The fact that I would be training in otherwise unreachable skills and furthering my education, whilst still living my normal life back at home, is just another example of why I want to join the Reserves. Over the last few years I have become more aware of my own skills and qualities, and I believe these would be very well suited to the RAF. I am someone who likes to take responsibility, and have demonstrated this on a number of occasions. For example, I was recently made Captain of my football team, a role which involves organising team trips and fixtures. I am also a good team player, and enjoy working with different groups of people who have had different experiences in their life. There is always something to learn, and I would love to be part of a service such as the RAF, where I would be continually learning new skills.I have seriously considered the implications of joining the RAF Reserves, including the impact on my personal life and my social life. I know that there is a very real chance of me being called up to serve alongside full-time troops in combat areas, and I am 100% prepared to fulfil my commitment to the service should this arise. I have the full support of my family and partner, and they have promised to help me achieve my goal of joining the RAF Reserves. While I know that the training will be hard, I am certain that I can pass with flying colours’