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    Some questions about the LSO (Trainee) Role ahead of my SIFT Interview

    Hello Guys, As a bit of a lurker on Rum Ration, I know that people understandably get rather irked by those of us who turn up and say "hey, tell me everything about the role I've applied for!" and in doing so demonstrate that we haven't done the slightest bit of research for ourselves ;) So...
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    Watch duty at BRNC?

    Hello all, I have passed AIB and looking to start training this year. During phase 1 is there watch duty in field and on ex etc? I know this is the case for the army and thought due to being field based it might be the same
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    Worrying over Medical

    Hello to whoever is reading; Some background. I am 18 and wishing to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer, General Service. I am a 4th gen Pads Brat, and 5 years RM(SCC) Cadet. Signing on to the service has been my only "definitive" career path, with other choices coming and going. On to...
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    Intelligence officer

    Hi all, Currently a serving Royal Marine, in the process of transferring through the UY scheme. I have a couple of queries that I’d like advice on as the AIB is currently virtual due to Covid. Firstly, will they really hone in on why I’m wanting to leave the Marines for the Navy? Secondly I’ve...
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    Officer joining requirements

    Hi everyone, I was looking at the Warfare Intelligence Officer role and wanted to ask about the entry requirements. It says you need 72 UCAS points / 5 GCSE’s. All I was wondering was do you need both the UCAS points and the GCSE’s? I have over 72 UCAS points but not 5 GCSE’s so I was wondering...
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    Cadet Deck officer college choices.

    From my sifting through the forum it seems that it'll either be Glasgow or Fleetwood although I've also been told conflicting information regarding other nautical colleges. I'm joining as deck cadet. I'm 100% committed to my career choice either way, but it's going to be a bit of a bugger to...
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    Intelligence Officer Lifestyle and Questions

    Hi all, I hope its alright to post here a couple of questions regarding life as an intelligence officer in the Navy. I am coming to the end of my Master's degree now and have wanted to join the Military for a while and can't decide between the Army, Navy, or Air Force. I've spoken to my AFCO...
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    Material to read before entering

    Evening folks, I'm currently in the application process of joining as a Warfare Intelligence Officer and I'm bewildered by the kind of material I should read before the AIB, a lot of the links on this forum are out of date and I was wondering whether you guys had any recommendations, so far my...
  9. Spiced Buoy

    Leadership oppertunities before joining as officer

    I want to join the Royal Navy as an officer, but I don't have much leadership experience. What sort of things can I get involved with in order to accrue this experience? I feel like it will be a huge part of the selection process and having that experience would be a massive advantage, if not a...
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    Advice on officer or rating please

    Hello, I am in a bit of a dilemma and am looking for some advice. I have read previous threads (which has been helpful), however I don't think there are any recent posts with the same situation as me. My background is as a physiotherapist so I have a degree from that. I applied in 2018 as a...
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    TMO/Logistics Officer

    I just had a couple questions regarding the role of TMO and LO: 1. Are the Navy recruiting TMOs and LOs now? 2. Is it possible to do the AACC course as a LO? 3. When completing the AACC course as TMO, what would your role consist of? 3. Do TMOs get any seatime? 4. Roughly, how often do LOs...
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    Chances of passing my medical?: previous mental health

    Hi, By June 2021, over a year and a half from now, I will have graduated with a Business and Management (BA) degree. Upon graduation I would like to join the Royal Navy as a logistics officers. In terms of my fitness and medical I believe I would pass, other than I have previous mental health...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
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