Hi I'm interested in joining the TA and was hoping someone could shed a little light on the training process. All the information I've been able to find online is quite vague. What I am really interested is what different courses I have to do, the order in which I do them, and the timescale over which they take place. I guess there's some sort of basic training course that everyone takes whatever they're going to do, followed by specific courses for different jobs. I would like to be a CMT, perhaps in 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, so that would add in P Coy to the courses I have to take? The Jumps Course too? What order would I do those in? (i.e. CMT course then P Coy, or vice versa?) How long does each course last? Also, I'm 26. Am I a bit past it to be thinking about P Coy? Should I be content with being a CMT in another unit? Finally, I understand that compulsory mobilisations finished a few years a go. Would I still have the opportunity to volunteer? In theory, how long would it take me to do whatever number of these training courses I needed to do to reach the right proficiency to volunteer? A lot of questions, I realise, but I would prefer to know as much as possible before contacting the TA. Thank you for taking the time to read and anser, it's very appreciated.