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Admirality Interview Board (AIB)

What is it?

The Admiralty Interview Board (AIB) is your opportunity to show us that you have got what it takes to be a Royal Navy Officer.

There is no 'ideal' or even 'typical' officer. We’re looking for people with a wide range of academic and practical talents and there is room in the Royal Navy for both outgoing and more reserved personalities. The AIB's competency based assessment process assesses whether you have the personal qualities to successfully become an officer.

What will I have to do?

Pre-recorded interview
The Pre Recorded Interview (PRI) is an online assessment which will give us the chance to assess your motivation to join the Royal Navy as an officer and your awareness of the Royal Navy. You will be asked a series of questions and you will have up to two minutes to answer each question. This will be assessed and, if you are successful, you will be invited to the second stage of the assessment. If unsuccessful, you will be notified and provided with guidance on your next available options.
Group planning exercise
The Group Planning Exercise (GPE) is the second stage of the AIB and is an online competency based assessment which will take place on a separate day to the PRI. It will be conducted in a virtual group environment and you will be assessed on your contribution to the team based on your individual performance. You will be provided with all the information you require at the time of the assessment.

Where and when

All AIB assessments will be completed online.

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