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Updated Apr 13, 2022

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

To get information on you as a person and what your family are like against/supportive knowledge of the RN, why you chose the role how you would cope being away from home

Interview Questions
  • How would you cope being away from home, have you done it before
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chatham, England

No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 9 months. I interviewed at Royal Navy (Chatham, England) in Nov 2021

Interview

Several interviews progressing in depth and difficulty. First a screening with your AFCO then a career discussion interview which is basically to check you are somewhat prepared for the final interview at AIB

Interview Questions
  • What do you want to join, what does the job and training entail
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

Easy and straightforward. The recruiter was easy to talk to and made me more interested in the role i was applying for. It felt like more of a formal chat than an interview.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

The interview process was conducted over the phone and took roughly 45mins. The interview was fairly laid back, much like a general conversation about yourself. You must be educated on the job role you are applying for.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Application

I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

Initial set of tests, then interview then Assessment centre process. The process was a mix of physical and mental exercises as outlined on the navy website. It was a fair process in my experience

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Royal Navy in May 2020

Interview

Due to coronavirus all interviews are now over the phone. The interview style is quite interrogative and can get quite personal but this is just to weed out those who aren’t serious from the rest.

Interview Questions
  • 1. They’ll ask you anything about the role, naval bases, ship classes and test requirements.
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Royal Navy in Mar 2020

Interview

Interview lasted for approx. 1 hour and was questioned about my home life, my relation ships, my education, my skills/interests/hobbies, fitness, why I chose the Royal Navy, what my training will be like etc

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at Royal Navy in Jan 2020

Interview

3 day long Admiralty Interview Board in Portsmouth to assess leadership potential, team membership, effective intelligence, decision making and analytical skills. Some knowledge of current affairs and Royal Navy organisation, equipment and history expected

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 12 months. I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

Drawn out but simple process. Initial discussion at AFCO, followed by Recruit Test, (Verbal reasoning, Mathematical Reasoning, Mechanical Comprehension), Fitness Test, Interview and finally 2 day Pre joining Course at HMS Collingwood prior to 10 week basic training at HMS Raleigh.

Interview Questions
  • Generic questions to ensure suitability: motivation for joining? What will you do at HMS Raleigh? What about your professional training? etc.
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at Royal Navy

Interview

Quick and easy before a lengthy security check. A full medical was required, as well as a periodic eye examination. After that I was ready to take my offer of 4 days training before heading to my basic training.

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Royal Navy Interviews FAQs

Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Royal Navy as 83.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 3.10 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Commissioned Officer and Pilot rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Engineer Officer and Air Engineering Technician roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at Royal Navy takes an average of 163 days when considering 44 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Commissioned Officer had the quickest hiring process (on average 91 days), whereas Pilot roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 315 days).

Common stages of the interview process at Royal Navy according to 44 Glassdoor interviews include:

IQ Intelligence Test: 16.22%

Drugs Test: 16.22%

One-on-One Interview: 14.19%

Personality Test: 13.51%

Presentation: 11.49%

Group Panel Interview: 8.78%

Skills Test: 8.78%

Background Check: 6.76%

Other: 2.70%

Phone Interview: 1.35%

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