Warfare officer Vs Cadet deck officer RFA

Im currently in 5th year at school and I am wanting to join the navy. I've narrowed what I want to do down to a warfare officer when I finish my highers or a cadet deck officer when I turn 16, what are the positives and negatives of both and what would you be recommended. Thanks
 
Admiral Ackbar, the deck officer gains an international Certificate of Competency to drive any ship in the world, a warfare officer gains an in house driving licence to drive warships.

The deck officer also does the commercial training to deal with cargo operations and ship stability.

The RFA deck officer also does RN Navigation and Warfare courses in addition to the commerical CoC, including the Frigate navigating officer course and Principle Warfare Officer course.

This gives the RFA deck officer the variety of commercial training + RN additional training.

RFA deck officer can start as a cadet from 16 and there is no retirement age, so you can work for as long as you wish (subject to medical requirements of the ENG1). Deck officers work a 4 month on, 3 month off rota.

As reqards pro and cons versus a warfare officer, the deck officers tend to have a seagoing career, versus the warfare officers who do a 10 - 15 year spell at sea then move out of a shore going role.

Hope that helps a bit. Try and get along to a nautical college open day.

Regards
 
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