Hello Arrser's! I am currently in my second year of a four year degree and I have started to think about joining up with the regulars when I graduate. I have had no previous military experience but would like to do something useful with my last two years (a part of course from study and drinking ) I'd like a feel for military life and my hope is that it'd give my application a bit more credibility when/if I decide to go fulltime. I have considered the OTC and whilst it sounds grand, I'd rather be doing a real job. Also being a second year, joining a group of freshers isn't all that appealing. In regards to deployment, what are the chances and could a deferment be made until I graduate etc? I am also still learning to swim (well, thats pending!) is that a problem for recruitment? My local area TA are either Sigs, Infantry or Medical (the former two more likely then the latter) would swiming be a necessity? I am also looking at possibly the Int Corp when I graduate, would serving in a different trade as TA be a help or hinderance if I go fulltime later on? (With study, I am not to keen on travelling the 2 1/2 hours down to my nearest Int TA section at least one weekday and most weekends) Thanks for any help you can offer!