I wanted to know how the recruitment worked, I am wondering if its based on first come first served. I want(ed) to join up as an electrician in the Royal Engineers but with this recession thing going on it seems like the waiting list could even be up to a year. I wanted to join long before this recession, I have gone back to college to get GCSE's which are the qualifications required to join. I went to the army careers about 2 years ago where I said I will come back when i have the qualis to get in, I also have level 2 c&g electrical installation. Will showing that I am not just joining because i can't get a job help me much? I mean seriously, will it push me ahead of the queue at all? There always seems to be something else popping up to stop me joining up!