Today the Royal Air Force is launching a new campaign to boost recruitment for intelligence roles working with foreign languages.

To help find prospective candidates, WCRS has developed ‘Sound Skills’, an online test that lives on the RAF website, designed to assess users’ selective auditory attention (selective hearing). The test asks people to listen to different scenarios and asks the player a question relating to what they heard. The scenarios, which use binaural sound to create an immersive 3D experience through a standard pair of headphones, have been carefully designed to evaluate whether people have the skills required to excel in the role and get increasingly difficult as the test goes on.

RAF Sound Skills 1

Creative on Facebook and YouTube will be driving people to the experience, after which users are invited to read and apply for the role.

RAF Sound Skills 3

Try out the test for yourself here and see if you have what’s required to be a RAF intelligence officer.