Hello all newbie here (struggling too decide which branch/job to go for in the Navy!) First of all I went down the Officer route as a Warfare Officer in the Submarine service - but failed on the maths part of the apititude test. My recruiting Officer then told me I could join as a rating and work my way up - improving my maths and learning new skills and taking extra curricular exams as I go along. Im now considering joining the Hydrographic, Meteorological and Oceanographic branch as a specialist just wondered whether there was any Hydro guys on here who could tell me what this jobs like/opportunites!? I have 10 GCSE's A-C and 3 A levels incl. Geography so obvioulsy theres a link there. Im kinda stuck between that a career in the submarine service as thats what I wanted to do first of all. Any Warfare specialists(submariner) who could tell me what that career is like? Also whats the speed of promotion like as a rating? Obviously I know its not that easy and I'd have to show I'm capable but would just like to know a kind of timescale after my training! Thanks in advance of any help/guidence people!!