Hi, I am new to the site and have searched for a relevant answer to my question but I cannot seem to find one so here goes: I just got back from my pre AIB interview with a marginal pass. I did well in all areas bar two. The first was my lack of knowledge of Naval ships and operations (I misidentified a ship and could not name the ship that is stationed in the Falklands), however this can be rectified with some serious revision. The second (and the one I require some advice on) is my examples of leadership/ challenges I have faced. If I explain a little about myself maybe it will help potential advisers understand my dilemma. I am only 18 and fresh out of doing my A levels. For most of my school career I was set on university and therefore did everything one would do to be a good candidate for that. I was chair of debate club, the head mentor, chair of the school council, etc. However I have had very little experience of any uniformed or sporting activity ( I was in the air cadets once but never rose to any position of responsibility). As for challenges I have faced none of any importance, whether this is because I have managed to avoid them or have led a relatively care free life is beside the point, I have no examples. I quizzed the Captain on what examples he gave when he joined at 18 and he listed enough to make me feel suitably small and worthless. Unfortunately I never had the money to go on any major school trip and I never joined any sports club as I focused on my academic studies. I know I have some natural leadership skills, I often led team projects at school amongst my other previous examples and I am very dedicated to getting in I am just at a loss how to present myself as anything but young and willing. Any advice on the matter would be gratefully received. Thanks. P.S I am not above taking a friend to the middle of some forest or moor, breaking his leg, tearing up the map and personally navigating our way back by the stars whilst carrying him if this is what it takes.