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Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by JohnBoyInk » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:13 pm

New to the site so apologies if this has been covered or in the wrong place...

What hoping someone could tell me or point me in the direction of a topic on the forum where i can find out more info about the process and what to expect at the RAD

what exactly will the fitness test consist of?
-----What should i be aware of?

Is there a formal interview?
-----Should i bring some smart clothes to change into?
-----What sort of questions can i expect?
-----What documents should i bring?

What exactly happens at the medical?
----- do i need anything from my doctor?
----- how indepth is it i.e. am i getting a quick check or am i gonna get ma nuts cupped and told to bend over then pee in a bottle?

Again sorry if this is in the wrong place just after as much info as i can to be as prepared as possible

Thanks in advance for any help

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Burtonboy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Fitness test is basically 5 minutes of running, a grip test, and hold a shield for 60 seconds I think it was.

No formal interview, I wore a suit, but honestly gym clothes are fine, they don’t care what you are wearing, I stayed in my shorts after the fitness test.

Medical is blood pressure check, and an eye site test.

As for documents follow what you’re told on the information from the email, basically passport and some proof of address letters.

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by JohnBoyInk » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks Burtonboy just didnt wanna turn up unprepared and look like an idiot

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Daveyjones » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:57 pm

I wore a suit then stayed in my gym gear after the fitness test. The fitness test is 5.4 on a 15m bleep test which is 3:35 long. A quick run around some cones which must be done in 34 seconds. A grip test and a shield hold. They will talk you through every thing you do. You do not have an interview besides the fitness test you have a basic maths and english test and 3 role plays. The medical is a blood pressure test and eye test. The only other thing is they do a basic bmi using your height and weight. All in all expect to be there for around 4-5 hours depending how many people are there.
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Mccudden » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:48 pm

Jesus well thats me failing im 6, 7 and 18 stone my BMI is 28 and apparently my ideal weight is 10 - 15 stone........ I am not fat by any means so is the BMI a fail or pass?
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Dreams1118 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:55 pm

my bmi is higher than 28 and I passed health assessment! if it is a concern for the nurse they can contact your doctors surgery on the day, and ask if there’s any medical concerns to stop you going ahead with the fitness test.

Good luck

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Mccudden » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:10 pm

Thank you dreams. Not really concerned over any part of the tests other than the literacy, but the BMI nearly give me a heart attack :slre:
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by TangoVictor » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:22 pm

Mccudden wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Jesus well thats me failing im 6, 7 and 18 stone my BMI is 28 and apparently my ideal weight is 10 - 15 stone........ I am not fat by any means so is the BMI a fail or pass?

I reckon my BMI isn’t that great, but the nurse told me it wasn’t a fair representation of body weight because of muscles ect ect ect.

You need to be reasonably fit to do the bleep, but my no means an athlete.

The grip test, cone run and shield hold are rudimentary. You’ll be fine. Honest.

The hardest part is likely the scenarios, best bit of advice ... listen to what they tell you they want. It’s essentially a cheat sheet before you go in. And most importantly- BE YOURSELF. Because let’s face it, you can’t fake being right for this job.

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Mccudden » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:05 pm

Bleep test wont be a problem as I can still get level 9 on a average day.

Yeah the scenarios im not worrying about as you say you have a cheat sheet, it then just goes on my approach and past experiences in how I handle it. Pass or fail it will be a learning curve.

The only thing that worries me is my appalling literacy!
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Dreams1118 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:42 pm

By reading your posts I think you will be ok at literacy, your grammar plays a massive part in it. I am not the best at grammar but know how to use it when I need to. Just make sure you read everything that is put in front of you don’t skim read.

You will be fine go in with a positive can do attitude :slbg:

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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Daveyjones » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:26 pm

Seriously do not worry about literacy. They told us they don't care about spelling etc as long as they can read and understand what you write they are happy.
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Mccudden » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:04 am

Well i did my RAD yesterday and it was not as stressful as I originally thought! not 100% confident I passed but then I wont know until i have the results.

The actors though deserve an Oscar, they are so good they make you feel like its actually happening.
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Mccudden wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Jesus well thats me failing im 6, 7 and 18 stone my BMI is 28 and apparently my ideal weight is 10 - 15 stone........ I am not fat by any means so is the BMI a fail or pass?
I'm only 6'3" and 18 1/2 stone and sailed through It but then I have been doing MMA, Muay Thai for 13 years and playing Rugby since I was 14 so not going to ever be a skinny person. Think the last time I was my ideal weight was 24 years ago before I joined the Army.
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Elkins17 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:47 am

Sorry for the hijack. Had my eyes tested this morning!

Do you think the results are enough to pass the eye test at RAD?
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Re: Newbie after info on RAD!!!

Post by Gravey957 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Can you read the 2nd line of the standard eye test chart with & without Glasses ??

If you can then you have passed the test !!
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