Hi, I am currently in my second year of a degree in Construction Management. Next year is meant to be an industrial placement. Due to the current climate, very few people are able to get one. So, it looks like I will be going straight into my final year and graduating with no experience. Anyway to get to the point. Before starting university I had strong interests in joining the Royal Engineers, but after talking to many different people I made the decision to go and get my degree first. As I was told I probably would have changed my mind by graduating. I still have a very strong interest, but have a few question. Personally, I dont feel like officer material, I dont think I am leader and am a quiet person. Having a degree in construction management, would I be pushed towards the officer route? I feel I would rather join and learn a trade, carpenter would be my first choice. I want to learn to be able to construct things rather than just manage it. Do many graduates join and not take the officer route? Would I have more chance of being promoted through the ranks with a degree if I did join as a regular sapper. One more question, whats the average age for RE recruits, I will be 22 nearly 23 when graduating. Thanks in advance for any help on this.