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Hi everyone,

I am soon to go for a technical interview for a trainee position. Can anyone advise me what to expect? The company tell me it will last about an hour and a half. I have an HNC in engineering (22 years in the RAF on aircraft and software, avionics by trade)

Company is iTech7.

Cheers muckers.

Keith.
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Keith

If its not been changed recently the interview is very informal, no panels, no arkward questions etc....although still treat it proffesionally. You say you have an HNC and have a background in avionics so therefore your ok with your electrical/electronic........you've really not got anything to worry about with regards the technical bit. It's not 1.5hrs, there's a presentation about the company/division then a personality test followed by about 15mins tech, 20mins personal.
It's good to see qualified and experienced people coming in, I was beginning to think I was the only one!

Good luck

SteadyEddie
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getting an interview a one step closer to getting in to the industry...

best of luck keith!
all things are difficult before they are easy
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Its hard getting interview so good luck Keith don`t forget to tell us what it was like we might learn from you.
Hey Ironore sounds like you`ve had a few interviews kept that quiet, hows the diving going.
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Merekat77rovss wrote:
Its hard getting interview so good luck Keith don`t forget to tell us what it was like we might learn from you.
Hey Ironore sounds like you`ve had a few interviews kept that quiet, hows the diving going.



had one interview with their HR, not really a formal type more of a laid back kinda environment know u n me type of thing but being a bit caution about it, they wanted to hold my original documents. Is that normal a practice?

but awaiting to make an arrangement meeting with their Operations Manager soon.

Diving has always been good mate "there is no such thing as a bad dive site only bad diver's"
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cheers sad bastards
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Keith
I had one of these interviews earlier this year, with the boat side of SS7. I was in the same position as you, i.e. Ex RAf, 22 years, blah, blah, blah.
Anyway, for someone with your experinece, the interview should be a walk in the park. You've done the hard bit, getting the interview.
Nothing more technical than naming a few components, and answering a few questions. Very informal. Just relax, be honest and you'll be fine.
I was offered a contract within 2 weeks of the interview, although the contract they offer you is woolier than your average Welsh mountain sheep.(being Welsh I'd know!!!)
I think the industry realises what ex forces chaps like us can bring to the party.
Good luck.
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NKOTB

Not being ex-forces but having worked with many, other than being able to make a decent brew what can the ex-forces type bring to the industry/party?
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Morning guys,

first many thanks to all who replied to my question, it was very much appreciated. Second, some feedback. The interview consisted of psychometric testing, mechanical reasoning and spatial awareness, followed by a 1 on 1 sesssion, identifying hydraulic and electrical components, and a brief chat on understanding of various aspects of the trade. It seemed to go OK, and now I wait for the next stage.

Thanks once again.

Keith.
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Keith,

I am trying to get on ROV crews myself having spent 6 years working as a Cathodic Protection Technician.
I would be very interested to hear in detail what you were asked at your interview and how you got the interview in the first place.

Cheers

Martin
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SteadyEddie wrote:
NKOTB

Not being ex-forces but having worked with many, other than being able to make a decent brew what can the ex-forces type bring to the industry/party?


Isn't a good brew enough! Smile
But on a more serious note, I happen to think that the forces electronic/electrical training has helped me immensely. Where else would you get 60 weeks of full time training, followed by further training on each aircraft/system you move on. It meant that you could be up to speed on a system far quicker than On theJob Training gives you, unless you happen to land lucky with your supervisor/trainer. You learn the "why" instead of just the "how" components do what they do.
But we digress.
Well done Keith on your interview. Hope it leads to an offer. Who knows, this time next year you could be sunning it up in West Africa Confused
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Just another side to the whole interview thing.

I recently hired on full time to a big player and was told to access the web site for some ammo for the interview.

Heres me banging out a dozen possible Q&A scenerios....when the call came it appeared references had been confirmed and the decesion was made before I got the call..
An HR person with a little ROV background will be looking for work ethic and teamplayer.....in the case of us experienced lot alot will boil down to what the way you are precieved by the grown ups....just my two pee worth.

Oh yea ...I gots a new job as an employee Wink
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Hi guys, just a follow up for you. I had my second interview for SS7, where they used a personality questionnaire and also abstract reasoning tests to decide on who were going to be the lucky candidate, with the personality being the main driver for selection. As you may have guessed, I was unsuccessful Crying or Very sad

Can anyone offer any advice as to what personality traits are 'required' for working ROV's?

Many thanks for your help,

Keith.
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Keith, check your PMs, cheers.

Let me know how you get on.

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