Hello, I've been following this forum for a while now, and posted a couple of questions myself regarding medicals and salary, etc. I have always wanted to have a full time job at sea - I am a 2nd year URNU student and I absolutely love it. The training, the discipline, time management and of course the social aspect. Going to sea and putting the theory into practice gives me a real buzz, and I really mean that. I can't imagine doing anything else. Today I put my application into the RFA for a Cadetship in Systems Engineering. However, I have started to worry a little bit. During my time in the URNU, I have been trained as an honorary "Officer Cadet," and it is very much geared towards Officer careers. It's Dartmouth this, Dartmouth that... What happens if you go for an Officer Cadetship, but fail the AIB? Can you still go for a Rating career? I would be over the moon to get into the RFA in the first place, and to be honest I don't know whether I am good enough to be an Officer.