Hi there, first timer here. Im 22year old and I've been working as a joiner since I left school at 16, serving a 2year apprenticeship earning a NVQ level 2 in carpentry and joinery. I'm very good at my job and have always been in work since I left school. I've worked on house building, schools and hospitals. So why do I want to join the army? Because I'm also self-employed and the company's I work for I mean nothing to them and although I love my trade, I'm not so keen on my job. So here's my question... Which would be the best for me to join? I wanted to join the royal engineers, would the accept my qualification, or how will it work? I went to a local army careers office and he informed me that they are not recruiting and no one knows when they will be again. He also told me about a pioneer which sounds good... Do I join up as a pioneer? What would be the best for me todo? Also is the TA a good way to get in? Sorry these might be stupid questions but someone help me out please. Thanks in advance.