22yo Joiner wanting to sign up.

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by AnthonyG, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. 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.
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