Passed my Officer sift interview Good Afternoon, I've passed my Officer interview this week. I thought it best to write a few tips from my experience to benefit others. 1) Arrive early and know where your interview/AFCO is. I think it would come across as a poor show if you arrived late. Read the Navy News, especially the first page. This gives you up to date info as to where the fleet is during the month. 2) This is a formal interview, you will be judged on your appearance, manners etc. So act and dress accordingly. 3) Make a list of times you have lead a group/team, held a position of responsibility and faced/set a challenge. They ask about these times so it's worth noting them. 4) Know your stuff - Training pipeline, ships, weapons, return of service etc. 5) Be prepared for the killer question - Why join the RN? 6) Once the interview has commenced, remember the officer interviewing you was in the same place as you once. I was really nervous for the first 10 minutes, but calmed down eventually. The kind lieutenant has said I should apply for a bursary for my final year at university. Albeit the deadline has passed, they said I may have a chance of a submitting a late entry as i'm applying for X(SM). Does anyone have any experience of applying for a bursary? I'm assuming the pass standard at the AIB is a lot higher though. Thanks for all the help from RR members.