Tests & interviews
Our application process involves a series of tests and interviews to make sure that the Royal Navy is right for you – and that you’re right for the Royal Navy. They’re also your chance to get a taste of professional life with us.
To begin with you must attend an initial interview or presentation. Then you must pass several tests and interviews. These are:
- Recruit test
- Medical and eye test
- Pre Joining Fitness Test
- A Selection interview
Finally, once you’ve passed all of the above you’ll need to pass a Security and Reference Check too.
Officers and Royal Marines
The process for officers and Royal Marines is slightly different. Potential Royal Navy officers also have to attend the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB).
Take a look below to find out more about each step.
Get fit to join
If you’re thinking of joining the Royal Navy you’ll need to make sure you’re in great shape – and have the strength and stamina to survive, and make the most of, basic training. To help you get ready, we’ve put together a fitness programme which will get you in the zone.
Everyone joining the Royal Navy has to meet some basic entry requirements. These differ depending on the service you’d like to join, whether you want to be an officer or a rating – and whether you’d like to be a full time regular or a spare time Reserve. See if you’re eligible to join.