Right im thinking about becoming a sapper. bricklayer will be the trade I pick unless anybody thinks its pointless and much better in the long run to become a plumber or sparky? Anybody recently in the army like 1-4 years and have any comments job-wise about what your likely to do each day? some people have said that you barely lay bricks which is obv w**k if you want to carry it on in civvi street. Right now for a daft Q. When do you meet up with your unit after phase 2 or 3? And another.. When you have met up with your unit will you be with them for all exercises, operations and stuff?(willing to take some grief for this one). and how many people will there be in it? Finally on the careers website it say you get an intermediate level in trowel occupations, i already have a level 2 diploma in trowel occ which is basically the same. will i have to go through the full 30 weeks? I would imagine I will have to definatley have to complete some as there will be army equipment to work with. Any help will be gladly taken. Gareth.