Very torn between engineering and intelligence

Hi all.

I recently had an application in with the Intelligence Corps in the Army, but the Army didn't seem right for me and the Navy honestly seemed like a better bet, given that I have a far more vested interest in the Navy and I enjoy the whole "being away at sea" bit more than the "shitting in portacabins in the desert heat" bit. To each their own, I suppose.

I'm now torn whether to continue with the intelligence route - Warfare Intelligence Specialist direct entry - or to go into Engineering following the Undergraduate Apprentice Scheme. I'm considering what will I'll get the most out of in terms of post-service life, and I'm a bit wary of doing naval intelligence as I have read from a few sources, including some on this board, that naval intelligence isn't seen as highly by, say, defense consultant companies and the like once you get back to civvie street. Engineering on the other hand is ubiquitous, and nuclear engineering in particular looks very interesting - or at least it does until you grow a third arm.

If anyone could give me their opinion I'd appreciate it, I'm set on the Navy now but the specialty is what's eluding me.

Cheers all.
 

dapperdunn

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Chefs were always happy onboard, I often wondered if that was because they knew what we were actually eating, especially the custard ;)

Moral of the story..never piss off the chef :)
You had to be happy, it was a fuckking shit job. It was either that or sob into a red hand grenade.
 

IlikeB33r

Lantern Swinger
Hi all.

I recently had an application in with the Intelligence Corps in the Army, but the Army didn't seem right for me and the Navy honestly seemed like a better bet, given that I have a far more vested interest in the Navy and I enjoy the whole "being away at sea" bit more than the "shitting in portacabins in the desert heat" bit. To each their own, I suppose.

I'm now torn whether to continue with the intelligence route - Warfare Intelligence Specialist direct entry - or to go into Engineering following the Undergraduate Apprentice Scheme. I'm considering what will I'll get the most out of in terms of post-service life, and I'm a bit wary of doing naval intelligence as I have read from a few sources, including some on this board, that naval intelligence isn't seen as highly by, say, defense consultant companies and the like once you get back to civvie street. Engineering on the other hand is ubiquitous, and nuclear engineering in particular looks very interesting - or at least it does until you grow a third arm.

If anyone could give me their opinion I'd appreciate it, I'm set on the Navy now but the specialty is what's eluding me.

Cheers all.

If it's any consolation. I know of three marine engineers to have gone defence human intelligence which involves agent handling and interrogation.

Options become available to you in service and a wise move would be to have a trade to full back on if engineering is a passion for yourself.
 

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