Hi folks, After many months consideration I've decided to join the RE, I have just withdrawn my RM app though I was due to start recruit training on Monday. If I join as an electrician (or plumber or potentially something else) will I be eligible to do the AACC? From what I've read, a few years ago if you put down 24/59 independent cdo squadron at the beginning of phase 2 you would be guaranteed to get it, is that still the case with the downsize etc? Is the AACC open to all trades? Do trades like plumber and electrician do alot of combat engineering? (a plus for me) What is the likelihood of a first posting to Germany? Finally, what level course do you have to do to get a trade qual that will actually be directly transferable to civvy street? eg. RE electrician to qualified civvy electrician My current goals are - get a good transferable trade, get a green lid, get posted to germany. Are the last two mutually exclusive? I'm gonna preemptively laugh at the incoming unhelpful responses ... hahahahahaah, maybe now you don't have to post them? Yes I've read all the threads I could find relating to my questions blah blah thanks in advance, food. any other *career* advice would be greatly appreciated.