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Admirality Interview Board (AIB)

What is it?

During the AIB process, you will be assessed on the following criteria:

• Motivation and Awareness 

• Communication 

• Teamwork and Collaboration 

• Problem Solving and Decision Making 

• Confidence and Resilience 

• Effective Intelligence

There is no ‘ideal’ or ‘typical’ officer. We are looking for people with a wide range of academic and practical talents; there is room in the Royal Navy for both outgoing and reserved personalities. We are seeking ambitious, driven, and motivated people, who show the potential to make the right decisions in stressful situations, and to inspire and motivate others to meet a common goal, purpose, or aim.

What will I have to do?

Facilitated by our contracted partners SSCL, the AIB is conducted in two stages: 

Stage 1 – Pre-Recorded Interview (PRI). The PRI is an online interview which will give us the opportunity to assess your motivation to join the Royal Navy as an officer, as well as your awareness of Initial Officer Training, associated Specialist Training for your selected role, and wider Royal Navy operations. You will be asked a series of questions and will have two minutes to provide each answer. Competencies which are assessed during Stage 1 are motivation, awareness, and communication skills. 

Stage 2 – Group Planning Exercise (GPE). Working against the clock, you must read the briefs provided and adopt teamwork and problem-solving skills to identify the issues and decide on the best available solution with the assets and resources at your disposal. At the end of the group session, you will be moved into a separate virtual room, where you will be asked a series of questions which centre around scenario information and changes which require dynamic decision making.

Each stage of the AIB is scored individually, which will feed into your overall AIB score. Whilst each stage is assessed separately, both are equally important, as they will culminate in an AIB Pass or Fail.
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Where and when

The AIB is an online, Multistage Assessment process. Designed in conjunction with occupational psychologists, the AIB has been adapted to reach a more diverse audience through an online portal.

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