Warfare officer (I Hope)
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Hi Folks,

Well its two week's until my AIB and the panic on things like do I know enough, is setting in.

Here is a list of what I am doing, anything else/ any advice would be much appreciated.

Ship knowledge, Role, Complement, no in fleet, armament, aircraft.
Training
Career Path
NATO
Joint force harrier
Joint op's
Naval staff
Standing Naval patrols.

I am also doing maths work for the aptitude and the planning ex. (My S=D/T is not very quick not sure if this is a problem for the Questioning by the LT after the planning ex.

I am also doing the bleep test and reaching level 11/12. Is this ok?
If anyone has any advice please give it.

Thanks
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It would seem you have most things covered. Your naval knowledge is a tricky one. they will probably ask more about the trades that are not your prefence for instance if you want to go mine warfare they will ask you about aircraft etc. Jusr read up on your current affairs as they are hot on that. The planning ex you can't really revise other than practicing std calcs as you are and your bleep test score is fine so need to worry about that!

Good luck!
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Hi,


Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, they will ask me about what specialisation I do not want to go for?

I hope to stay as a general warfare officer, what do they expect me to know about mine clearance etc?


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Yeh they will expect you to know about other areas of the branch not just the area you want to go for.

For my interview for the RAF I want heli pilot so they started with a question on Fast jets then fixed wing then moved on the rotary. Same applies for training routes as well.

The interviewer said "Heli's is closed you get fixed wing where's the training?". I can but assume you will get similar.

They want to see that you've researched other areas and not just the one your interested in!
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(Original post by Warfare officer (I Hope))
Hi,


Thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, they will ask me about what specialisation I do not want to go for?

I hope to stay as a general warfare officer, what do they expect me to know about mine clearance etc?


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As you want to go general duties they will expect you to have a working knowledge of all the specialist warfare officers including PWO which is what you may end up being eventually. As long as you have a rough idea of what all the branches do in the Navy you'll be fine. Make sure your ship and weapons recognition is up to scratch as that bread and butter so to speak!
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Sorry to hi-jack your thread (although I am grateful you have asked these questions as its good to know!) but how long was the timescale of your application. I got my confirmation of receipt of my application on the 28th March awaiting an interview at Manchester and curious how much waiting i need to get used to!
Thanks in advance.
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Around a year is a good rule of thumb.
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Need to start thinking of things to do between the end of uni in July and March then!
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Well I can now take out the I Hope part, I have passed AIB.

It was a very productive and interesting 2 days. If anyone has any questions please ask.


Regards Simonj
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(Original post by Warfare officer (I Hope))
Well I can now take out the I Hope part, I have passed AIB.

It was a very productive and interesting 2 days. If anyone has any questions please ask.


Regards Simonj
Still got the training though eh?
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Well done fella, congrats. Good luck.
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Do you not need to know anything about the UN, the EDF, future procurements, recent ships that have been decommissioned, some basic history of the RN....
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Well done bud. What kind of Warfare Officer (I Hope) are you looking to become?

How did Pompey treat you?
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Hi folks,

Thanks very much for all the kind replies.

Surface warfare for sure.

They did not ask me anything about the UN, history of the RN or recently decommissioned ships, however I got 100% on the service knowledge test so in the interview they skipped that whole section. On the service knowledge test they did ask how many MPH is 34 kts and how many countries are therte in NATO. (Those were the only unexpected questions)

The rest were really, what weapons does a Type 23 have and who the the 1SL.

I received more good news this morning, my AIB score was "Exceptional" in the words of AIB and I have invited to the June IOT at BRNC. Anyone else on that same intake?

Regards Simon

Once again thanks for all your help and support.
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Thats ace news mate. You'll love Dartmouth I'm sure. All the best for it and keep us posted on how you find things. Well done again!
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Same as JayD, well done, keep up the hard work.
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Well done! Whats AIB like? What questions and the sort are asked? I guessing there are the team exercises...


Great stuff

Thanks Jon
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HI,

AIB is interesting to say the least. In my opinion it is a very fair methode of selection, you cannot fail on any individual task, The interview for example, the staff are there to take an over all picture of yourself.

Yes the PLT' (Practical leadership task) are excellent some are over water and others over land. You get split into to syndicates of 4 people each. You get one leaderless task then you each get a turn to be the leader, you are giving 15mins to plan and 8mins to brief and execute your task. (My advice for the leaderless task is to nominate a leader in the pub the night before as you all get a chance to show your leadership skills on your task.

I did this and another member of the team was nominated to be leader, I was nominated to read the aims and objects part of the planning ex which gains you lots of brownie points.

Regards Simon
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Well done, keep us posted.
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