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  1. A

    Officer Interview

    Evening all, Apologies as I know officer interviews have been done to death on here. Would just like some clarification as I have my first officer interview on the 12th of March. Is this interview the equivalent of the old sift interview where you are questioned about the Navy as a whole? Or is...
  2. C

    AIB swimming test

    In the recent months I've been researching AIB and I'd more or less established it included an essay, psychometric tests, leadership and problem solving tasks, 2.4k timed run and the main board interview but I had not come across anything which mentioned swimming which seemed odd, until today...
  3. Negative_Ghostrider12

    What to expect from POV visit?

    Currently in the process of trying to get on a Potential officer visit at hopefully one or more bases. Information online about what is covered during these visits is relatively sparse. Could someone who has been on one please give a rough breakdown of what is undertaken?
  4. Negative_Ghostrider12

    Officer Applicant Questionaire (OAQ) questions

    Hello all, After a thorough google search I know this topic has been discussed a lot on here but I can’t find the answers to my questions. To what degree does your OAQ effect your chances of a Sift interview? I am relatively confident I can put myself across well, answering the questions they...
  5. Y

    AIB Layout

    Hi This may be of interest to RN/RM/RFA Officer applicants, ive recently started a blog on my RFA recruitment 'journey', on my blog I've posted some hints and tips in addition to the layout of the AIB assessment. An excerpt is below and a web link is www.jointherfa.blogspot.com Day One: -Arrive...
  6. T

    SIFT Interview

    Hi there, I’ve got my SIFT interview for an Officer Pilot coming up and I’m wondering how to approach the managerial and leadership questions? Being a full time student and also having a part time job I haven’t had many opportunities to physically be a leader however I believe I possess the...
  7. H

    AIB Prep - What are the keys to success?

    Hi all, I am due to attend my first AIB within the next two months and would appreciate if any current serving/recent AIB candidates could share their experiences and prep tips with me. I know there are many posts like this but I am hoping for some up to date information surrounding the AIB and...
  8. torizis

    Joining the navy as a Medical or Dental Officer

    Hi everyone, I'm unsure as to if this is the correct place to post this, but I was wondering which was better; Medical or Dental Officer? I'm planning on joining the navy as some kind of Healthcare officer, and before I choose which course to take at university I was wondering: 1) What are the...
  9. R

    Officer Duties and Responsibilities

    Can anybody tell me the main duties of an Officer to include their responsibilities? Or direct me somewhere I can read more on this? (not including specific roles e.g warfare, logistics etc.) I have found a lot of information on the roles of a Divisional Officer but can't find much else with...
  10. P

    How do you properly address an officer?

    When addressing an officer do you address them by rank or would you say “sir” or “ma’am”? For example would a commander bollock a midshipman for being called sir?
  11. Kelvin

    AIB Diary - 2018 Format

    Because there isn’t one yet, here is a diary for the AIB 2018 format. I’m happy to answer any questions. Hopefully @photface will be able to corroborate some of my thoughts. Preface Our group was made of 2 boards, Board 1 with four candidates and Board 3 with three candidates. 5 Passed, 1...
  12. baldie

    Royal Navy Reserves whilst applying to be Officer?

    I am currently in the application process to be an Aircrew Officer. I have my FATS very soon and if all goes to plan my AIB after that. However, I was informed by my ACLO that the selection board for Aircrew is at the start of Febuary for the May intake. As I will most likely be trying for...
  13. W

    Passed AIB however told selection unlikely

    Hi all I passed my AIB recently however was informed by the board president that my likelihood for selection for the BRNC May intake is unlikely due to my final board mark and the high competition for my chosen branch. However this may be subject to change. Does anybody have any suggestions...
  14. J

    Passed AIB with a near Perfect Score, what can I do while I wait?

    So this week I passed my AIB with a near perfect score, the Board President said it was the best score he had seen from a potential Warfare candidate in a fair few years. He is also more than confident that I will be selected for the May intake. I was just wondering what happens now while I...
  15. S

    Doctors on Submarines

    Hello. I'm currently considering joining the navy as a medical officer, and I'm considering joining the submarine service. I understand that the initial commission length for a MO is 6 years. If I spent those 6 on a boat, would I be able to change to surface if I renewed my commission, or would...
  16. B

    Aircrew Roles and Asthma

    I've been told that I'm barred from RAF Aircrew Roles (ie. WSOP) due to having minor asthma as a child which I have long grown out of and have been going on without symptoms and medication for years. I was wondering whether this also applies for aircrew roles in the Fleet Air Arm? Many thanks to...
  17. J

    Warfare Officers - Awaiting Sift Interview

    Hi, I've recently passed my PJFT In 10:30. I'm waiting for my AFCO to get in touch with me and give me my date for my Sift Interview. I was wondering if anyone else has applied and is at the same stage as me, I've been told to expect a January intake with a view to me completing my AIB in...
  18. D

    Dartmouth or RNP? Advice needed

    Looking for advice on a career change. Currently in the process of applying for Logistics Officer role as I want to push myself to be an officer in the Navy, I've found I keep drifting off to the same thought of where it could take me while I'm at work doing some menial task at work so figured...
  19. M

    Failed Officer Selection. Any Advice?

    Hi All, Applied for officer and after sitting the recruit test was informed my English Skills in the test wasn't up to standard but my Maths and Mechanical Comprehension was the best out of the group sitting it with 100% in Maths. I was given the option of resitting the recruit test in 3...
  20. MenInSlacks

    SIFT

    Hello again all, Having passed the PJFT by the skin of the teeth (due to stupidly pulling my calf training for it :confused:) I was just wondering if anyone had advice on, or experience with, what I should buff up on before my SIFT interview? (And additionally, anything that would be good for...
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