Yes it is. There are a few British and Irish who have made very successful long term careers out of it. When I arrived in 3rd Company, 2 REP in 1982, there was a young Scotsman who had recently been promoted to Caporal and had joined about two years before. I remember him being a decent, fair, level-headed and serious bloke who quickly made "Sergent" thereafter. if I remember correctly, he was unable to join the British Army because of a conviction for something. He ended up in the early 2010's (I think) as the "Major" (Senior Warrant Officer equivalent) at the GRLE Recruiting and Transit unit at Fort de Nogent on the outskirts of Paris.An acquaintance of mine joined the Rep in 85 and left the Legion 13DBLE in 2016/17 ( British). Great going!