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Updated Pre-AIB interview Info (OFFICER/PILOT)

Are the questions for the SIFT universal for each officer role? Say for example would a logistics candidate be asked the same questions as someone who is applying for warfare officer?
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Are the questions for the SIFT universal for each officer role? Say for example would a logistics candidate be asked the same questions as someone who is applying for warfare officer?

Well I don't think all the questions are exactly the same, although I'm sure the core questions are standard (Naval knowledge, education, background, reasons for joining etc).

I'm applying for Logistics and I was asked to explain what training I would go through at BRNC and post-BRNC. Then I was asked what particular area I'd like to focus on, and said Naval law. The Lt didn't go massively in depth on my career choices, as I suppose he just wanted to ascertain I knew what I was on about (which, happily, I did, wasn't going to be caught out on that area!) The detail will be saved for the AIB, I would have thought.
 
Thanks for your prompt reply. I noticed the dates between the psychometric tests, PJFT and SIFT are very far apart for you Magda. How come? Is the waiting game very long for wannabe officers?

Regards

Chips
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Thanks for your prompt reply. I noticed the dates between the psychometric tests, PJFT and SIFT are very far apart for you Magda. How come? Is the waiting game very long for wannabe officers?

Regards

Chips

I can only speak from personal experience on the timing - I started my application at University and then put it on hold (bar the first PJFT) until I got sorted with a job and gathered a bit more experience in various areas. I should have had my Sift Interview in January but unfortunately it was postponed 3 times by the ACLO (not sure why, but it wasn't a huge problem). Now I've got all that done, things seem to be moving pretty swiftly.

So I'm not a "normal" case (as I'm sure many of the frequent fliers on here will reiterate strongly :-D ). However, from what I've gathered from other people applying for commissioned and in particular non-commissioned roles, there can be long waits even after you've been accepted. Waiting to join the RN is a test of your patience =-)
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Indeed they are!!! - This made me chuckle.
Aye, as did the one about his asthma, his Korean dad's Naval service, his queries on RAF medical Officers being paid more than RN Medical Officers, his expectations of the Naval Medical Service paying for all his courses and being able to specialise so that he didn't have to do GP practice type work as it was beneath him. (My impression from a brief read, as his English on there is as bad as here.).
Other posters gave him some pertinent advice, namely go to an AFCO.
I concur.:slow:
 

WhatACatastrophe

Midshipman
Thx all, yes I was under prepared. A Fail means they tell you not to come back. I am going to do it again.


But from what I had heard from reading posts on this forum, It was much harder then it used to be.

Just want to thank you for this thread. I don't expect to be sitting my interview for a few months yet, but it certainly has helped me to know just how prepared I need to be!
 

kagg

Lantern Swinger
Hey all. I would imagine this question has already been asked hundreds of times, but when I did a search this thread and a few other general AIB ones popped up...to read every post to find an answer seems a little daft when I presume someone will know the answer if I just ask again!

Not that I wish to be pessimistic, but presuming someone fails the AIB, or at least doesn't score high enough to secure a place to BRNC how long must they wait before they are able to re-attempt the AIB?

Cheers for any advice given.
 

WannabePilot

Lantern Swinger
Just want to thank you for this thread. I don't expect to be sitting my interview for a few months yet, but it certainly has helped me to know just how prepared I need to be!

Your welcome, that's what I made it for, so others could learn from my mistake! Glad I was right. ;)

Kag, I believe you can rejoin the App process after a year, then you will probably wait about 2 years to get back on AIB :p
 

kagg

Lantern Swinger
Your welcome, that's what I made it for, so others could learn from my mistake! Glad I was right. ;)

Kag, I believe you can rejoin the App process after a year, then you will probably wait about 2 years to get back on AIB :p

Okay, cheers. I was just curious.
 

dyst0piate

Lantern Swinger
Just a quickie, did anybody get asked about engines/propulsion in their Sift? (I hope not)

Thanks for all the contributions.
 
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scouse

War Hero
Just a quickie, did anybody get asked about engines/propulsion in their Sift? (I hope not)

Thanks for all the contributions.
??????The Lynx is powered by two Rolls Royce Gem 42-1 turboshaft engines, which each provide 835kW. The fully developed Gem Mark 42 engines are fitted on the British, French, Danish, Netherlands and Norwegian Lynx helicopters. The Gem is a fully marinised engine for operation in harsh erosive and corrosive environments, from desert and tropical conditions to freezing and arctic environments.
Super Lynx 200 and 300 are fitted with CTS800-4N turboshaft engines from LHTEC which have full authority digital engine control (FADEC).
 

older_joiner

Lantern Swinger
I wouldn't stress about the really small details like that.
Although my division does have a few (well main one) spotter. They aren't looking for that level of detail during the AIB.
 

19jw89

Badgeman
Was redirected to this thread after asking a rather bone question for advice - looks like this is a keeper. Sift interview in 28 days... not that I'm counting it down or anything.
 
Was redirected to this thread after asking a rather bone question for advice - looks like this is a keeper. Sift interview in 28 days... not that I'm counting it down or anything.

:pissedoff: FGS - You were re-directed here by the fragrant Magda to READ it and STUDY it, not to scribble all over it :roll:

Cut along and see to it now, your clock is ticking away......
 
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