Hi everyone, I am new to this board but have been lurking here for a while. I am at a bit of a crossroads in my life and am looking seriously into becoming a yacht engineer. I am currently a computer engineer before that i was an auto engineer. My question is at 34 is it too late to get into this industry and what is the best route to take. I have looked into doing the Professional Yacht engineer course at UKSA this seems to give a good grounding in the basics including STCW95 and AEC but is this enough to get a job as a junior engineer on a large yacht. Also what is the current market like for such jobs. We are all aware of the current economic situation. on top of that there are a limited number of yachts that have junior engineer positions and there is only one job available per yacht compared to deckhands where there are a number of positions on board. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.