I've been inflicting myself on an RTC for a while now, and thought I'd raise the subject of why it should be considered as a bit of a top post. First of all, many people bemoan the state of the recruits joining their unit, but have not though to do anything about it. A recruit instructor shapes the attitude of a soldier under training, and therefore will mould the future member of HM Armed Forces. Get good habits in at an early stage and they should remain good habits throughout the career. It is very satisfying to see a youth who looks like he has been dipped in glue and thrown into the CQMS store turn, over 7-9 weekends, into a reasonable facsimile of a soldier; fitter, more self-confident and quite possibly able to be of some use to UKLF. There is also the purely selfish aspect, RTC staff get priority for courses and do not have to do a two week camp. MTDs also seem to be near unlimited. Its fair to say that, as with most military matters, the more you put in the more you get out. If you want to do something that will result in your unit getting a better throughput of staff; if you care about the skills being imparted and if you want to help make a good impact, why not share your skills and impart what professionalism you can at an RTC?