To start your military career as a junior rate, in any branch can be quite daunting. This may be due to your age, experience, or maybe even just going away form home for the first time.
I have learnt quite a lot about myself personally and professionally whilst serving, making me the person I am today. I have gained several qualifications along the way both recreational and professional.
The better part is definitely visiting new places, however that can also be seen as the hardest part as you can be away a lot of the time from family and friends.