It's been a while since I last posted on ARRSE and in that time I realised that I was over-complicating things so I've come back with a new approach and wondered if I could get some advice. I know I want to serve after completing my degree in Physics however I am not sure what roles to look at. I want to be able to do something which will give me good life skills and maybe a trade while also being exciting and challenging - physically, mentally and intellectually. In the recruiting office I got told to look at the Int Corps because you could learn a language but it looks like a lot of that sort of work is done in a dark room with no windows. That isn't the sort of life I want in the military. I also got recommended the the royal engineers but looking at the corps' jobs on offer they seem like 'technical' jobs rather than engineering as I know it. I don't understand how Bricklaying can come under that bracket I did look at the Infantry and the paras appealed for a while because I think I would feel like I was doing a better service if I 'saw some action (stupid and juvenile but true!) however I don't want to feel like I'm sort of wasting myself. The para's have a reputation of being... slow?... and if that stereotype lived up to to it's name I don't think I could cope for very long Sorry about the length and I appreciate any advice you can offer me Cheers guys!