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    Helloo there I have my first RAF Presentation tomorrow which apparently will tell me in depth details about the role I am applying for, Air Traffic Control Officer, I know I have to wear formal dress.
    However, does anyone know whether they ask you questions on anything and also what you have to bring with you?
    Any help is much appreciated
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    Essential bits to bring:

    Notepad
    Pen
    A keen sense about you

    It is a presentation done infront of several people at once, so you probably won't get asked individual questions and more generic ones.

    For example in my last one, the Flt Lt was telling us about his time working on Ascension Island, and broke it up by throwing a quick Q in (..."does anyone know where Ascension Island is, btw?" )... I was proud to be the only one who knew the answer.

    And if you're wondering, off the Western coast of Africa and used as an air bridge to the Falkland Islands.

    The P2 presentation isn't assessed, however if you seem keen, confident and ask sensible questions (if you have any), then you're likely to make a good impression and who knows, the OC may even remember you when it comes to interview stage and it may work in your favour.
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    Thanks for that Sam, I didn't know those things- though I did know where Ascension Island was- I looked it up on a map! I should be applying myself in the next few weeks so I'll probs be posting here more often.
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    No probs, how is the sandwich placement coming along? Send me a message sometime :p:
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    That's pretty shocking I find, that potential RAF officers did not know where Ascension island was?!?!
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    (Original post by RODDUZ)
    That's pretty shocking I find, that potential RAF officers did not know where Ascension island was?!?!

    What, there was never a time when you hadn't heard of the place or were you born with exact geographical knowledge?

    I'm fairly certain there was a time when you hadn't heard of the RAF, but guess what, you learn.


    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by RODDUZ)
    That's pretty shocking I find, that potential RAF officers did not know where Ascension island was?!?!
    I find it shocking that several commissioned bretheren of mine do not appear to be able to find their own a***holes with both hands and a torch - but we're all different.
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    (Original post by Sam-J-Jewell)
    No probs, how is the sandwich placement coming along? Send me a message sometime :p:
    It's goin well thanks, I'm on my last week! Back home next Monday, off to AFCO in Sheff the same week. I'll be well nervous! I'm not quite sure what to expect on the initial first visit. Guess I just got to think of all the questions I want to ask
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    What, there was never a time when you hadn't heard of the place or were you born with exact geographical knowledge?

    I'm fairly certain there was a time when you hadn't heard of the RAF, but guess what, you learn.


    :rolleyes:
    Pretty much as soon as I got interested in the RAF and without a shoadow of doubt way before I went to any rpesentation I knew where Ascension Island was.
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    (Original post by RODDUZ)
    Pretty much as soon as I got interested in the RAF and without a shoadow of doubt way before I went to any rpesentation I knew where Ascension Island was.

    Well guess what stage she's at? Happens to be prior to any visit, let alone a presentation, so maybe try to learn facts before having a go at people.

    Nobody knows everything.




    I could be an arse and pick on your spelling - just as you were picking on her knowledge - but I won't.
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    Wasn't picking on her in any way, was stating my opinion.

    My spelling mistakes are clearly typing errors and not spelling mistakes. And that's down to my outrageously quick typing speed!
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    (Original post by RODDUZ)
    My spelling mistakes are clearly typing errors and not spelling mistakes. And that's down to my outrageously quick typing speed!
    Starting a sentence with 'And' isn't a typing error. Speed is nothing without accuracy either. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by RODDUZ)
    Wasn't picking on her in any way, was stating my opinion.

    My spelling mistakes are clearly typing errors and not spelling mistakes. And that's down to my outrageously quick typing speed!

    Fine, but it was an opinion that made you look quite petty.


    If it's so outrageous, results in so many mistakes ('o' in the first half of 'shadow'?) and leaves you unable to proof-read for whatever reason, don't you think that's something worth changing?

    I certainly wouldn't want any IntAn under my purview to be doing anything like that.
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    back on topic, i just had mine and i didn't get asked any personal questions...not that i can remember anyways.

    Although I was asked to tell the group a fascinating fact about myself.
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    Thank youu to everyone who has replied I had my interview today and it was a bit intimidating they did try and put everyone off a bit, but mostly it allowed me to make some important notes for my filter interview
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    Glad it was useful Sarah, best start studying for the filter interview now!

    I'd suggest you start on overseas bases, if not to save sparking another arguement... :p:
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    I did not mean for it to come across sounding petty. It was just the first thought that came into my head when I read the post in question.

    Prostacker - Starting a sentence with and is not as frowned upon nowadays as it was whilst we were at school. Times change and what’s acceptable in language changes. I find it totally acceptable to start a sentence with and if it's to emphasise the point of the previous sentence.

    It maybe worth changing but i get by fine in my current position as my most common errors are on auto correct in the spell checker so problem solved. Not just a pretty face you see. But point taken on board and i do proof read in most instances in my current job, but not for the purpose of posting on a student forum I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by Rooster523)
    back on topic, i just had mine and i didn't get asked any personal questions...not that i can remember anyways.

    Although I was asked to tell the group a fascinating fact about myself.
    So what actually happens in the presentation then and what's the format? Are there officers telling you things, or a video to watch? Is it specific to the job you're interested in or a general thing?
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    From memory - though it is a while since I had one! - it's about 2 and a half hours, gives you an overview of the RAF, what it is, where it is, what it has, etc, before going on to talk about the training system [ie, explaining IOT and it's layout].

    It's generically for all Officers, so it's not specialised towards any one Branch.

    You might be asked general questions throughout the talk ["what aircraft is this?", "which country is this?"] but nothing that's pass/fail, it's more a presentation technicque to make sure you're still awake! However, you might not... It depends a lot on the Officer giving the talk.



    But I'm sure someone who's been a bit more recently than I [October 2002 isn't all that recent, tbh!] will be able to fill you in...
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    I had mine fairly recently, it still seems more or less the same format as described by Drewski.

    Most of the presentation was videos and powerpoint slides, they basically give you a framework upon which you base your revision. It's pretty boring if you've already researched most of it, but make sure you take plenty of notes!
 
 
 
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