Hello everyone, This is my first post on ARRSE, ive been reading the forums for a few weeks now and looking for answers to some questions that ive not been able to find, and therefore have resorted to mithering you all apologies. Firstly Im 22 years old, im a qualified Joiner and have decided on joining the army to pursue a career in the Royal Engineers. At my first interview the Sgt. suggested on me learning a new trade so as to make the most of my time in the army which is understandable. He informed me he trained as a Fabricator, and in 11 years hes only ever used the skills hes gained once. I was kind of shocked at this, and after doing some thinking i feel if this is a common case then it would be of no benefit to learn an extra trade if i was getting no hands on experience doing it. This has made me look more towards REME now, Avionics technician as although the training is difficult ive been made aware that promotion and qualifications are good. Another option im also considering instead of the Royal engineers is Environmental Health technician, purely for the qualifications and im under the impression its very well payed in Civi street when my time comes to eventualy leave. Im basicaly after some more information on the two positions above, as ive not been able to find anything whilst shifting through the forums. Also is the story of the Sgt a common one or am i being a bit too quick to jump ship and go for a different corps. I consider myself to be well motivated and believe once i learn the basics i can get stuck in to anything. Any advice would be grateful, thanks in advance!