Hi all, As many have done before I thought I'd share my experiences of the SIFT interview. I'm applying as a WEO. Like others I turned up 10 minutes early, in a suit. After being taken to the interview room I was invited to sit down. Then after a quick briefing on the format of the interview we dived right in... Typical Questions: Why would you like to join the armed services, and the Navy in particular? What does the Royal Navy do for the Nation? What does the engineering branch contribute to the Royal Navy? What do you think about the Submarine Service (AKA would you like to volunteer for submarines?) What is the RN drugs policy? What do you think about that policy? You may have to directly or indirectly kill someone in the RN, how do you feel about this? What does an officer do, and how does this differ from the role of a rating? Why do you think you are suitable to be an officer? What fitness activities are you undertaking to prepare yourself for Officer training? What is your training pipeline as an WEO? Give me more details on your training at BRNC? In each phase what would you expect to learn? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Give me examples of when you have led a team? When have you briefed a large group? When have you contributed to a team? What team sports do you play? When have you failed as a team? When have you shown determination to succeed? When have you taken on something challenging? When have you made a hard decision? What were the consequences? Do you have any questions for me? There were more questions but that was the majority. Overall the interview took 35 minutes, then a break whilst the Royal Navy made it's decision, then about 15 minutes of feedback and informal conversation. Unlike other people in this forum I was asked no questions about current operations, equipment etc. When I asked about that afterwards I was told the following (more or less): The SIFT format has changed as of several months ago. We're no longer supposed to ask those sorts of questions and instead look primarily at competencies, experience and motivations. For the AIB you should know where and why we are deployed, what uses different vessels and aircraft have, but not the specifics of systems, procedures and processes. That you will learn when you're being trained. However he also told me that not everyone was following the new policy, so I would highly recommend you learn about current operations, vessel types etc. for your SIFT. Just in case. Plus it will be useful for the AIB anyway. I made up crib sheets on all the types of vessel, aircraft, vehicles and RM units, and also a custom Google map with current, recent and periodic deployments on it. Both of which have been really handy for learning. I was also told that BRNC has changed, but this isn't on the website yet: IFT and Marinisation have been merged into a single 20 week term. The IFT part is now only 3 weeks long due to a lack of suitable flagships, and the remaining 7 weeks will be used for more experience on the River Dart, lectures, battlefield tours etc. In my opinion thats a massive shame, as IFT looks to be one of the best parts of BRNC. Hopefully this will be changed back in the future. Overall I found the SIFT fairly enjoyable (for an interview), there was a good bit of humor and there were no trick questions. Afterwards we had a great chat before he had to go interview the next guy. Anyway, I hope this has helped! Good luck!