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Change in procedure - Officer candidates

Discussion in 'POC Section' started by Ninja_Stoker, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    With effect from 13/08/2019, Officer candidates are no longer required to take the Naval Service Recruit Test (NSRT).

    The Recruit Test (RT) was designed purely for Rating and Royal Marine Other Rank (RMOR) candidate selection, providing a valid indicator of an individual’s branch-specific Phase 2 training. Although not specifically designed for officer selection use, nevertheless, following a short study (and later validation) by contracted occupational psychologists, in order to control the flow of likely-suitable candidates to AIB, parts of the RT were introduced as a pre-filter in 2007

    The Combined Test Score (CTS) from the psychometric test battery employed at the AIB has proven to be a better indicator of a candidate’s ability to succeed in initial officer training, having already met the educational requirements for entry. Therefore, it has been decided that there is no requirement for those that present with the required academics for Officer Entry to conduct RT.

    Officer candidates will be invited into the AFCO under ‘Officer Interview 1’ , this will be to validate their academic qualifications, conduct the initial elements of the Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS) and complete the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Applicants Survey only.

    Officer candidates will be required to complete the following actions via the portal:

    a. Tattoo Proforma
    b. Rehabilitation of offenders Act (Mod Form 493)
    c. Parental Consent for Process (If under 18)
    d. Scan and Upload Education Certificates
    e. Scan and upload Passport
    f. Scan and upload Birth Certificate
    g. Officer Application Questionnaire

    Those that fail to provide the required educational requirements, although having made an initial application for Officer Entry, will be advised on alternative career option.

    Legacy candidates

    Those Officer candidates that have previously taken the RT but failed to achieve the required score and have been invited back for a re-take are now not required to re-sit RT and should contact their AFCO.
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