Overview of the British Army Recruitment & Assessment Centre Selection Process

Introduction For context and to help describe the recruiting process for an applicant wishing to join the Regular Army the following outlines the common soldier recruiting pipeline activity. It is worth noting there are nuances between Soldier/Officer and Regular/Reserve (primarily at selection [Note 1] and medical screening [Note 2]). This information was correct on 30… Read More


What is the Cyber Operator Attitude & Aptitude Assessment?

Introduction The Cyber Operator Attitude and Aptitude Assessment aims to seek out British Armed Forces personnel who have a particular skill for cyber work (Allison, 2013). What is Cyber Security? “Cyber security is a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programmes and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.” (Allison,… Read More

Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC) Statistics, 2013-2017

Table 1 outlines the pass rates for those attending the Royal Navy’s Pre-Royal Navy Course (PRNC). Table 1: Pass rate for PRNC Training Year Number Attended Attended (Referred) [Note 1] Failed to Attend 2013/2014 2024 104 11 2014/2015 2065 91 17 2015/2016 2124 162 30 2016/2017 1973 128 12 Notes If a candidate fails any… Read More

Royal Navy AIB & FAT Score Ranges, 2017-2018

Below are the score ranges for the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB) and the pilot’s Flying Aptitude Test (FAT) between May 2017 and January 2018. Table 1: AIB & FAT score ranges Entry Point Number of Candidates AIB Score Range FAT Score Range May 2017 12 148-89 163-114 September 2017 14 140-96 155-114 January 2018 14… Read More

Number of Royal Signals Foreman of Signals, 2014

Below is the number of Royal Signals Foreman of Signals and Foreman of Signal (IS) applicants for 2014. Table 1: Royal Signals foreman of signals applicants Term 2014 Total number of applicants 117 Number called forward to selection board [Note 1] 40 Number of candidates selected for Foreman of Signals 14 Number of candidates selected… Read More

Army Officers Selection Board (AOSB) Reference Material

For those of you looking to attend the British Army’s Army Officers Selection Board (AOSB), you may find the material below of some use in preparing for it: AOSB – Aptitude Test, consisting of: Verbal reasoning. Numerical reasoning. Abstract reasoning. AOSB – Memory & Attention Test (MAT) & AOSB Personality Assessment. AOSB – Practice Planning… Read More