Hello, I'm about to qualify as a nurse (mature student), and am intending to apply to QARANC via the PQO route as soon as I'm eligible (i.e. in two years' time). So: I know I can be a nurse, but what do I need to do in the next two years to make sure I can be an officer? I'll be 33 years old by the time I'm eligible, which I know would rule me out of joining as a soldier, but I can't find any age limits for entering as an officer - Anybody know if there's a limit, or if my application will be viewed unfavourably because of my age? Aside from the obvious fitness work (I've dropped five stones in three years, so I don't doubt my ability to get in shape), I'm starting to cram British military history and modern battle tactics; I figure I'll need to learn the theory behind good leadership, orienteering, and generally get in the habit of adopting a military bearing in my day to day. Oh, I was a first class shot with .22, LSW and GP rifles in cadets, plus I'm a country boy who grew up around firearms, so I have no worries about weapons handling. I'm on cardio over-drive and have ordered soldier 95 boots and a daysack which I can load up to 60lbs for hill walking (yay for living in South Wales). Basically, I'm looking for a mentor!