I’m interested in starting a career in this field but I have a fairly unusual set of circumstances and I’m having a hard time researching my options.
So a little background on me. I’m 28 and was born and raised in the US. I graduated high school but didn’t do any higher education. I have Polish(EU) citizenship as well and have been living in Scotland for the last 5 years.
I looked into deck officer cadetships and even started some applications before running into issues. Mainly how/if a high school diploma converts to GCSEs. But I also run into issues with citizenship and birthplace because a lot of applications seem to ask for both or just birthplace. I don’t want to be auto rejected because I put I’m born in the US.
What other options are there for me to get into the maritime field? I imagine Scotland should have a lot going on but I don’t even know where to look.
Any information, advice, resources, etc. are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!