As I see it, it is currently very hard for a graduate cadet to secure a job as a deck officer (not too sure about engineers). This forum is very helpful however there seems to be a lot of old-timers who had a great experience, egging on younger applicants into the industry.
The situation with Warsash and Solent makes me doubt everything even more. Is it still worth it, as this is the only thing I can picture myself doing.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
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