Hi all, I recently attended an interview for the Op Linguist course at DSL Beaconsfield but got turned down. I haven't been on tour yet and don't have any language quals above GCSE level so I guess I just got massively overshadowed by those with more experience. I'm going on tour next year with the signals and am teaching myself the basics of Arabic and Farsi (coming along well) so will definately re-apply when I get back, however, I'm also interested in seeing what the Int Corps has to offer in the way of languages (with a view to possibly transferring); Does everyone train as an analyst, and then some go on to train in languages? Or are they two seperate trades? Do Int linguists do the same long language courses as Op Linguists? Does Int linguist have a career structure in it's own right, or is it just a supplement to the Analyst trade? (Might be getting job titles completely wrong, bear with me...) Would getting posted to 14 Sigs to get a bit of an insight be a good idea? Do Int linguists work more in SIGINT or HUMINT, or both in equal measure? Do Op linguists do the job differently from those in the Int corps (apart from only doing languages for two years)? Do the two routes use their skills in different ways? Do Int corps linguists get the same pay bonuses as Op linguists (money as always)? Bit of a question barrage I know, but any advice from the SMEs would be much appreciated. I'm really enjoying learning languages in my spare time and would love to do it professionally.