Just been for mine, and I have a few questions. First of all, I was declined on the basis of 'Not enough managerial experience' and 'limited knowledge of the fleet'. We sat there for half an hour and he asked me about my family, interests, education, work and reasons for joining. He then pointed to a picture on the wall and said 'What ship is that?'. It was a T23 Frigate so I told him so, and said as to which one specifically I don't know. He then asked me about global operations. Luckily I had been reading a Navy newsletter in the waiting room so explained some of that, and some of what I already knew from the RN website. After this he told me I had good communication skills, good character and enthusiasm, my reasons for joining were spot on, but that I had no managerial experience and limited knowledge of the fleet. 1. Im 21, how much management experience am I expected to have had? How much would an 18 year old straight out of school have? 2. He asked me two questions about the navy, I answered both fully, and correctly. To be honest I feel like I have not been given a fair chance. It was as though the interviewer could not be bothered, or just wanted to get rid of me. He told me to 'Go get a job as a manager then come back in a few years'. Needless to say I am annoyed. Is this typical of the interview? Or am I right to feel hard-done-by? What can I do now? I've transferred to a ratings application as I still want to join the navy. As a rating are there opportunities to become an officer?