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AIB. All about Admiralty Interview Board - Officer Selection

soleil

War Hero
Ah! Of course. :)

Catan-Man

On this occasion, the Acronym you have spotted is actually the User Name of a regular poster on this forum.

It struck me that you might like to see examples of Acronyms which are in use in the Navy. Quite a few of them are mentioned in Rick Jolly's book, Jackspeak. Rick's book is really a lexicon of the words which comprise the slang of the Royal Navy, hence Jackspeak.

The late Dr Jolly served as a Medical Officer for some 25 years, most notably in the Falklands.

I think that you might find Jackspeak very interesting; the entry for the word 'Bish' will be of particular interest to you.

 

Union Jack

Lantern Swinger
Catan-Man


I think that you might find Jackspeak very interesting; the entry for the word 'Bish' will be of particular interest to you.


Judging by their moniker, fit looks like Catan-man should also be looking up "cutlass" - and making sure that they don't leave Jackspeak lying around where their mum could read it!:eek:

Jack
 
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catan-man

Midshipman
Judging by their moniker, fit looks like Catan-man should also be looking up "cutlass" - and making sure that they don't leave Jackspeak lying around where their mum could read it!:eek:

Jack

In the last month, three different people have gotten me that book. ...all without prompting

(Including my dear old mother!)
 
Idea for @catan-man - Return your Mother's copy to enable her to decode your correspondences.

Before 'Jackspeak' was published my own mother (RIP bless her) often found our terminology strange and confusing. I can still hear her now as she once puzzled over one particular term In all innocence;

"Heads?" she inquired before adding "Mmmm, I'd have thought that 'Tails' would have been more appropriate..."'
 
Hi,

I completed my careers discussion earlier this month and I am waiting for my AIB date. I know that there is a big backlog but my ACLO did mention that January intake was possible as I am going for marine engineer officer role so my application could get fast tracked as it is a shortage branch ? I just want to know what the chances are of this actually happening and if anyone else is in the same position?

Cheers!
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi,

I completed my careers discussion earlier this month and I am waiting for my AIB date. I know that there is a big backlog but my ACLO did mention that January intake was possible as I am going for marine engineer officer role so my application could get fast tracked as it is a shortage branch ? I just want to know what the chances are of this actually happening and if anyone else is in the same position?

Cheers!

I have heard of similar things happening; I know of someone who was enquiring about WEO when there was a really acute shortage. A fast track process for WEO was set up around the same time to help fill the gaps. He was able to tap into that and everything went smoothly and very quickly from then on. Roughly two months later, he was at BRNC.

Have to say, he was one very switched on guy, very sporty, very fit, very bright, very well-prepared. He was the perfect match for a fast-track opportunity.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I have heard of similar things happening; I know of someone who was enquiring about WEO when there was a really acute shortage. A fast track process for WEO was set up around the same time to help fill the gaps. He was able to tap into that and everything went smoothly and very quickly from then on. Roughly two months later, he was at BRNC.

Have to say, he was one very switched on guy, very sporty, very fit, very bright, very well-prepared. He was the perfect match for a fast-track opportunity.
Just the sort of bloke you don't want in your class :oops:
 
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Catan-Man

On this occasion, the Acronym you have spotted is actually the User Name of a regular poster on this forum.

It struck me that you might like to see examples of Acronyms which are in use in the Navy. Quite a few of them are mentioned in Rick Jolly's book, Jackspeak. Rick's book is really a lexicon of the words which comprise the slang of the Royal Navy, hence Jackspeak.

The late Dr Jolly served as a Medical Officer for some 25 years, most notably in the Falklands.

I think that you might find Jackspeak very interesting; the entry for the word 'Bish' will be of particular interest to you.

bash-the-bishop
Verb
(third-person singular simple present bashes the bishop, present participle bashing the bishop, simple past and past participle bashed the bishop)
  1. (idiomatic, slang) To masturbate (male
 

SHARP1995

Newbie
Sorry if i'm rather late to the party. I have my vAIB coming up and am preparing as best i can. As far as the interview goes, I've been prepped quite thoroughly (with the help of my career discussion), however i'm finding the prospect of the presentation really quite daunting. Does anyone have any advice to give on this or areas to research?
Obviously i'm doing my best to absorb all i can about current affairs and navy specific news but i fear not enough to speak for 10+ minutes on a topic with no aids!
 

Ray1218

Midshipman
What's the latest with vAIB? Previous post reported a 45min interview with a presentation (given 4 hours to prep). Is that still correct?
I've just heard from AIB this week and it's changed to a two stage process. First stage is group tasks like plan ex and written assessment. Then if you pass you then get booked onto an interview. It's all still virtual so will be fun to see how they do it with groups.

Has anyone done this new platform get and have any pointers in what it's like?
 
Does anyone know how many stages are involved with officer cadetship recruitment for the RFA? I have been informed that the RFA are using virtual interviews and "if successful at this point you may be offered a cadetship at BRNC Dartmouth", subject to further checks.

So does that mean that the virtual interview will cover the Sift and AIB stages, or would I also need to go through a virtual AIB after a virtual interview, in line with what the RN appear to be doing?
 

Nrside357

Newbie
Hi everyone, does anyone have any idea what sort of timeframe the AIB backlog is? When I applied (way before the pandemic!) the role I applied for (Warfare Officer Submariner) was fast-track, it’s since been removed from the website as a fast-track role. I had my interview at the beginning of October 2020. Second attempt at AIB for me so itching to get on with it..along with everyone else!
Many thanks all!
 

AIB

Midshipman
If you have already been boarded and failed in Oct 2020, then you will have been given advice by the Board President on how long to wait before reapplying- generally 9-12 months, depending on your performance. Having already undertaken and failed, you would not be at the top of our priority list. Hope this makes sense, although I understand it is probably not what you hoped to hear.
Good luck with your application, wherever it takes you.
 

Nrside357

Newbie
If you have already been boarded and failed in Oct 2020, then you will have been given advice by the Board President on how long to wait before reapplying- generally 9-12 months, depending on your performance. Having already undertaken and failed, you would not be at the top of our priority list. Hope this makes sense, although I understand it is probably not what you hoped to hear.
Good luck with your application, wherever it takes you.
Hi AIB, thanks for your reply. I was unsuccessful at AIB four years ago. After gaining much more experience joining the reserves, running sports teams and doing charity work I am now ready to give it another go. I passed my sift interview with my ACLO in October I am just waiting for my AIB. Just wondered if anyone knew how long the backlog was/ for my branch of application.
 

AIB

Midshipman
Thabks for the clarification. Talk to your ACLO, they prioritise their candidates for AIB to then call forward. If no joy there, let me know.
 
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