I am currently finishing my A-levels and I already have almost the required amount of academic points needed to apply for Officer selection (having already finshed a round of A-levels in different subjects before I switched to my current ones). I was hoping to start the selection process as soon as I am physically fit enough, meaning that I would not go to university. How far would this affect my chances of selection, being that 90% of those selected are graduates? One plan I had was to volunteer for overseas service in a charity or humanitarian organisation to gain some 'life experience'. Would this positively affect my selection chances or possibly bring me on par with someone who has been to university? Any help with these issues would be greatly appreciated since it is my dream to become an Officer and I don't want anything to hold me back or hurt my chances. (I was also wondering about the 90% figure; does that reflect the fact that more people who have been to uni apply than those who have not? or is there an equal number and they actively recruit more graduates?) Thanks!