It’s up to you, not some faceless, nameless cynics without the experience and knowledge needed to compare the choices....but due to time in cadets the military is always where my heart has been...
Ah, memories.. I'd go Merchant. And join the RNR at some point in the future.After 15 years one path may lead to a Master Mariner’s Ticket and 4 ring Command of a prestigious vessel and all the responsibilities and rewards that go with it.
In the same time the other may lead to Petty Officer rating, sharing a cabin with other snoring, farting, wanking, swamping matelots.
After 10 years, take your STCW OOW Ticket and apply to the RFA for the best of both worlds. Prepare to be asked why after 10 years you haven’t got a Chief Officer’s Ticket. I and others have written of the overlap of the RN and RFA ( mostly Officer appointments ). Use the site search engine.Is It possible to transfer any qualifications over to the Royal Navy in say 10 years if I decided that a career in the royal navy is what I wanted to do? eg OOW Certificates and would a Foundation Degree count for a degree for an officers position.