Hi everyone i was wondering if i could perhaps get some pearls of wisdom from some of you more experienced engineer types. I went up the careers office yesterday and did my BARB test and was given a list of jobs i could apply for. When i initially got interested in joining up i was looking at the infantry but have now been tempted by the RE. It just seems a more varied job role with better opportunity. I'm not one of these blokes who just wants a trade so they can get out i want to make this a career and the RE seems a more valid option to myself personally. My recruiter is infantry so i couldn't pick his brains too much regarding the engineers so i thought i'd come and ask on here. When on tour are you primarily on camp doing engineer type duties or do you also get out amongst it on patrols etc. I'm thinking that if you do go out it isn't to the same extent as the infantry i.e. seeking and engaging enemy? I just want to make sure i'm entering a job in which i'm not going to get bored and regret not going infantry. Also this may seem a silly question but what's the social life like? I've got quite a few good friends in the infantry who always seem to be in debauched adventures and this was one of the aspects that drew me to joining up, as you can imagine the weekends on the isle of wight are far from exciting. Anyways sorry for the long read i tend to ramble on, but any advice from some seasoned blokes would be much appreciated. Cheers.