Hi, I'm 23 at the moment and decided that the job I'm in at the moment isn't right for me. I'm a software developer for an IT company but the office environment just isn't for me. I'm looking to join up to the parachute regiment (I'm based in Colchester at the moment), assuming I get through selection. Got a few questions (bit of an army newbie, so bear with me): Is my age going to be much of a factor? I'll be 24 in a few months time but I'm very fit, I do a lot of gym work, running (1.5m in 9:40 at the moment but getting quicker) and long distance tabs with 40lb weight for preparation. What's the actual process for selection? Do you choose a regiment and then do specific selection courses for them or is there an initial phase of training you do first of all beforehand? Finally, is there any areas my current skill set's in IT/qualifications are of any use. i.e., would they try position me somewhere because of it when I visit the careers office? Cheers.