If you're a graduate looking to get into defence and need to get a feel for the kind of questions employers might ask at interview, then make sure you research these graduate defence interview questions below. These questions and answers are taken from real graduate interviews, and compiled to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare your answers.

Example Defence Interview Questions:

Your experience is in a different analytical field than the job you’re applying to, how can you transition your knowledge to this intelligence analyst role?

Start off by saying how the skills you have learnt are transferable. Discuss some specific skills that you deem transferable and how you will go about applying them to the defence field. Prior knowledge of some day-to-day tasks and duties of an intelligence analyst would be of great benefit as you could directly link the transferable skill to tasks you will be required to complete. Mention how you can quickly adapt to new situations and areas and thus the transition should be a smooth process.

Why do you want to join a defence role?

You may have your own reasons for wanting to join a defence role, though ‘it has always been a passion/dream of mine’ might not cut it. If you have family/friend links to defence or military, think: has it has inspired you? Perhaps you’re exhilarated by the fact that you will have an impact on the country’s well-being. The MOD and DESG considerably invest in development of individuals as well as offering a fast-track route to becoming a chartered or incorporated engineer; you could express how this opportunity for personal development is something that excites you.