Hey guys. I'm just about to start my Masters course, and at the end of it am seriously considering a career as an officer in the Navy. I've done some research on this site, the Royal Naval website and various other places in the dark corners of the internet. I had some questions which I would really appreciate it if people on here could answer. 1) How common are roles within the Ministry of Defence? Obviously if I wanted to work there full-time I'd go the Civil Service route, but I would be interested in knowing roughly how many Naval officers work there, and whether they do it as a secondment of sorts from operational life at a senior level or if it's a career route some officers go through right from the beginning. 2) From what I can find amphibious warfare and intelligence roles seem to be mostly within the domain of the Royal Naval Reserve. Can anyone tell me if this is always the case and if so, how come? 3) On a related note, there seems to be no direct entry route for officers into the Royal Naval Police, but only through the Upper Yardman scheme (that is to say, there doesn't seem to be a direct-entry officer corps like in, for example, the RMP). Again, have I misunderstood the information out there? Thanks guys.