Whats next after AIB?

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by barki, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. Passed AIB on Tuesday, my application was for AEO.

    Ive heard there are very limited places available for AEO at BRNC, anyone know anymore about this? I dont think I had a flying awesome pass, infact I reckon I only just did it, although they didnt tell me my score.

    If your chosen specialisation is full, presumably they offer you your second choice (if there is space available?)?

    Just im not sure what to expect after this stage.

    Cheers all,

  2. Congratulations Barki!!

    I can't answer your question but would suggest you speak to your ACLO - I would imagine he's best placed to have that information. What is your second choice??

    I now have a request of you - I'm a serving member of the RN and will be going to AIB early next year. Can you post a full and candid detail of your experience at AIB from start to end for us on here. (If you don't want to post to the group then please PM me)

    I would be grateful for any information you have, in particular, what you did to prepare

    Although serving, it's not often you come across anyone has completed the current format AIB since it changed last year

    Once again BZ and good luck with the rest of your application
  3. I'm not sure that this is a good idea SUYAIB - the AIB does not have a proscribed format - the SUY Candidate classes for serving members of the RN (which I am sure you attend) aim to provide all round knowledge and preparation for the board - please don't be skewed by individual experience - you might well shoot yourself in the foot! Good luck - I too went that route and never regretted it.
  4. Well done barki. Your ACLO will probably contact you to go over the feed-back from the board. Mine got back in contact with me - just that I happened to be in Australia at the time, and by the time I'd remembered to get back to him the ACLO had changed and I was a bit high and dry in that sense.

    SUYAIB, fido's probably right - when I did my AIB in May, it was quite clear from talking to the in-service guys who were taking their's, that it differed in quite a few ways from the rest of us. A lot was common, but equally a lot was slightly different or even entirely different.
  5. Cheers lads.

    I'd say that there is not much you can prepare for, other than the short service knowledge test which you will already be good at no doubt...

    Everything else is just your personality I think.

    I'd say just be sure you listen to everything the Chief says, there is quite a bit of giving you hard and fast instructions, that you are expected to remember, that was probably the hardest bit for me :)

    PM me if you want to know anything specific mate, but I think like the others said it might be shooting yourself in the foot!
  6. Fully agree with listen to your senior rates, you won't always agree with them but they're the ones who may be able to get you out of the sh!t if you ever drop in it
    I left as a POAEM(R) and used to get pissed off when my suggestions were cast aside by junior AEOs. Things changed immediately when on leaving my title changed to Senior Field engineer for BAe Systems and I wore white overalls. I was the same person with the same qualifications so why was my every suggestion acted on immediately?
  7. Your ACLO will have details on the number of places available at BRNC for whatever branch, for the next few intakes.
  8. Spot on - it's not just what you know but your potential as a leader that is being assessed at AIB - there are no 'right' answers (except for the obvious general knowledge questions - and even then your opinion on current events et al is weighed) and what is being assessed is your ability to respond to training and become a useful member of the service. Never forget that a Naval Officer is primarily responsible for the training, welfare and advancement of those of whom he is placed in charge - no matter how good you might be as an engineer, pilot, supply officer or whatever, you are no good at all if you do not have the willing support of your subordinates - they can make or break you - get it right and the sky's the limit (the Nelson Touch) get it wrong and you can be doomed to insignificance. Our people are, and have been since the late 18th century, the 'Greatest Single Factor'. Good luck to all you aspirants.

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