First of all, my apologies if something similar to this has been posted and answered - I've had a brief scowering of the forum and not really found anything that answers my question. In the near future I'm hoping to join the Int. Corps, however, from there I would eventually like a career within the RAPTC. My question is this: How long does one have to serve with their chosen Corps before they can request to attempt the necessary courses to become a PTI? Or is there no time limit (I.e. you could make the request as soon as you get out of P2). Two more questions as well whilst I think about it: How fit do you need to be to have any hope of gaining entry to the RAPTC and are there many females within the RAPTC? I understand that competition is fierce for this role and know that as a female I'll have my work cut out, as biology says that men will always be naturally fitter and stronger than women... Basically, what I'm saying is that I love a challenge but banging my head against a brick wall isn't my idea of being productive. Cheers in advance.