Hi all! I know you get a lot of these but I wonder could share some knowledge about life in the TA etc. I've just graduated from university and start an office job in Reading in August. I'm determined not to spend the rest of my life behind a desk, so I've also been looking at local TA units to join. 7 Rifles seems to be the obvious choice, as their HQ coy is based locally. How much choice are you given in what to specialise in if they decide to take you on as a new bod? Joining the TA to work in the admin office isn't really what I'm looking for, but they also have a sigs and assault pioneers platoon. Having read the forums, common advice seems to be pop in on a training night, but thats not really possible atm due to transport issues. Any insight or advice you could give would be very helpful. Not trying to be a tw@, but am I mad joining the infantry with a good degree and job?