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Interviewing at Royal Air Force

See what people said about the interview process at Royal Air Force.

Interview experience

Based on 396 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 421 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 371 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at Royal Air Force

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 6.

Interview process length
More than one month
About a month
About a week
About a day or two
About two weeks
Most reported steps
Not enough data
Least reported steps
Not enough data

What candidates say about the interview process at Royal Air Force

  • Very pleasant and quite thorough
    Shared on 5 March 2018 - Sous Chef - Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
  • Indepth and thorough, it is quite a detailed process but very interesting and fair.
    Shared on 9 February 2018 - Corporal - Various
  • Very thorough. You are questioned on the trade you have applied for, the history of raf and current affairs so you need to do your research. Also you need to complete fitness tests so you need to make…
    Shared on 29 January 2018 - Gunner - Leeming, North Yorkshire
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Interview questions at Royal Air Force

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Questions that find out if you are suitable for life in the armed forces.
    Shared on 18 January 2021 - Air Photography Processor II - Coltishall, Norfolk
  • Why I should be employed?Why I picked the RAF out off all forces?Basic knowledge of the royal air forceWhy I picked my trade?My skills and qualities as an individual My understanding of what my t…
    Shared on 19 September 2018 - Recruit - Halton
  • What flavour are the windows?Can you count past 6?
    Shared on 28 August 2018 - Mechanic - Falkland Islands

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The first interview at Royal Air Force

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In63%
  • I called them15%
  • Other14%
  • Paper application4%
  • Recruiter contacted me3%

How candidates received their first interview at Royal Air Force

  • Careers office.
    Shared on 4 September 2019 - Royal Air force fire and rescue service. Sergeant. - UK/ABROAD.
  • I applied via the Royal Air Force web page and then was invited to my local AFCO for an initial interview.
    Shared on 18 February 2019 - HR Clerk - Aylesbury, Winchester, Barry
  • I applied through the RAF careers office.
    Shared on 2 February 2019 - Aircraft Engineering Technician - Cosford

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