Hi all, My niece has applied to join the Navy as an Engineering Officer. She has passed her physical and is waiting for a date for the next stage (AIB I think) I have been trying to impress on her how she needs to bone up on Navy/Marine deployments,equipments,capabilities etc. But she seems to think that the Careers Office is providing her a 'booklet' that will tell her all she needs to know about the Navy. She has done nothing as far as I can see to show any leadership qualities and when I mentioned that she may wish to go on some kind of Adventure Training or look into how she can improve her chances for selection she said (and here I quote) "I don't need to do any of that as the guy at the Careers Office said they are crying out for Engineering Officers" I am not one to put a young person off of going for it but I really cannot believe she stands a chance of selection. Or is the Careers Officer right - they need Eng Officers so she may be able to blag it. BTW She has a degree in Mechanical Eng. I have told her to come on here and look through the various threads but I think she really believes what she is being told by the Careers Office. To be frank I am really surprised she has even been considered. Anyone got any opinions ?