I'm 20 years old and I finish my college course around June time. I was hoping to jump straight into the Army when I finished. If I had known how massive some of the jobs waiting times are I would of applied a lot earlier ago and now I'm being punished for it. I'm interested in the Medical Corps. Originally I wanted to join as a CMT but after completing my BARB test was told by my Careers Adviser I could be waiting up to October onwards to join. Ok, I'm not really that keen on waiting that long so I explored other options. I explored all jobs but ended up coming back to the Medical Corps again and looking at ODP (operating department practitioner). The sheet I got after my BARB test didn't say much about this. It didn't say it had a waiting time so I was optimistic. But a well-informed member on this site who is an ODP told me I could more than likely be waiting till LATE NEXT YEAR to get in. Now, I REALLY don't want to be waiting that long I feel like I'm rotting away and wasting my time when I could be doing something productive and starting my career. But then I really don't want to pick the wrong job purely because I'm impatient. So waiting is becoming a viable option I suppose. I speak to my Careers Adviser soon and I'll ask him about the waiting times. I was wondering if any of you guys are waiting massive periods for your job? What are you doing or what can I do to do something productive in this time?