I hope this doesnt sound condescending/arrogant, though it probably will so apologies for that. I've spent ages reading these forums and its def given me more insight into aspects of the army than other sources. Good find! I am however concerned about what I might find myself doing when i leave the army, if i do indeed man up and go ahead with it. I only plan a SSC of about 5yrs or so, which will take me up till I'm about 30. I've heard all the chat about this and that "very employable in industry", "sandhurst looks amazing on your cv" etc... but I dont believe much of this. I know of too many people who were told this and now work in jobs they could have done when they left uni and adjusting has been a complete nightmare. In fact, I can honestly say I havent heard of anyone who has made a real go of it since leaving and this is pretty shocking for the number of guys I do know who have left. I'm just a bit worried that all my uni mates are working in oil companies in aberdeen etc or consultancy type places and earning an absolute mint, and while money isnt the incentive, I do think with a masters in engineering maybe im being stupid considering the army. i dunno? Anyone know of any success stories/tips for what to do on leaving after a shortish stint as an officer? Like I said, I dont mean to sound offensive here. The army is the only thing Ive ever really wanted to do, but at the same time I dont want to be doing some graduate trainee thing at age 30 or being stuck with people 10yrs younger than me and with no chance of being able to "make it" in life. Cheers.