Apologies for adding to the already numerous MPGS threads on the site, but I had a few questions. I'm a 21 year old TA inf. lance jack. I've been in just short of 5 years and done several tours. I'm hoping the MPGS will be a good move because: - It will cover my rent! - It will give me time to study - I'm a retained firefighter, and having several days off at a time will allow me to continue with this (extra 2 grand a year and 10 quid an hour for callouts) I just have a few questions which I hope someone can answer: - How exactly do the shifts work? (I've heard 4 on, 4 off. Is this correct? What kind of stag rotor operates during the 4 on?) - What's the crack with promotion? From what I can work out, I'd start as a private and hope to get promoted. - My local AFCO have told me the guy I need to speak to is away until December so I should read a leaflet and come back then (!). I tried the online careers office, but they were even less use, and the phone number (01962887113) i have from the MPGS leaflet just rings out. Anyone got any ideas where I should go next?