Hello I am currently in the joining process and my first job choice is a com systems op for the Royal Sigs. I picked this job because it's a trade and if I left I would have some transferable skills if/when I left the army. However I really want to join the infantry and do soldiering at its finest but any time I tell people this they all say something along the lines of "You won't have any skills when you leave!" "But you are too smart! Get a trade!" and I am wondering if there is any weight to these claims? I've heard on these very forums that you can volunteer for various courses no matter what job you pick and still get some good skills that could be used in civvy street, is this true? Also why do people always think the infantry are thick cnuts? This can't be true can it?