After pissing around doing nothing for a while i decided to goto university and do a BSc in Computer Networking. Alas, its simple enough, but looking for when i leave and 3rd year work placements there is nothing in england, computing work in england is rare, and the pay is the same i could get for working at McDonald's... And im been on about getting fit and losing some weight, which i already started, so i figured navy would be a good place to look. Ive hunted down as much literature i can find on this subject. Problem: The navy.mod helpline, wont give me any information because i have not gone 4 years without Asthma, only 3.6 years, even though i don't want to join for 2+ years. Anyways, so any information on joining the Royal Navy as a computer tech (Network admin/installation). http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6065 I have looked at this, and the PDF's relating, but i do not have 5 GCSE's rating from A-C, i did a BTEC First and National qualification instead. (If anyone knows if these are acceptable instead please do mention, the helpline just said he has no idea what those 2 qualifications are) So, my main question being: What else can you go in for? To be in the computer field inside the Royal Navy. Im also asking incase i don't get a "First" in my BSc, Ill most likely end up with a 2:1 (I presume the First is a set standard, and they don't budge on this) (Also, if anybody knows.. If i apply for Armed forces bursary for my last 3 years, could i do the years work experience inside the navy) Anyways, sorry for the list of questions , i have other reasons for joining the navy, not just a good paying job. I have a brother in the navy, and i used to think about joining allot when i was a kid. Nice job with good opportunities to enhance your skills and career.