Hi, thinking of JE but if I did I would definitely want to be an electronics technician. I won't go too much into it, but basically if I don't join now my education would continue on the electronics route for a while longer, as it's something I'm really interested in. So what I'm wondering is if there's an element of trade being chosen for you ever? In other words, do you have complete freedom of choice, or is there a "fitting in with our current operational requirements" to a certain degree? Something else just comes to mind, supposing I stayed on at school for A levels, and then joined standard entry - career-wise would I be worse off for two years inferiority to the JE soldiers of my age, or would we quickly even out due to qualifications? And the same question again, but for a MEng - is a 22 year old graduate soldier sufficiently qualified to "make up for" the six years he could have been in already - or does the REME not care much for qualifications, even if engineering oriented? Cheers all.