Hi all, I'm new to the forums, and have been considering joining up for a while now; wanted to ask a few questions, if any of you have any advice for a newbie. Basically, I want to join up as an ET[WE], and wanted to know a few things. What sort of personal qualities are generally required for such a job, and what kind of thing would look good on the application? Also, what would the current waiting times be for training? One last question, then I can stop pestering you all! How much time, on average [although I realise that it probably differs a lot], is spent at sea? I would love to be at sea quite a lot, and would like to know if it's generally a land-based job, or if you would spend more time on board a ship? Thanks for your time!