Hi Been out since Sep 07 and my company have just sent me on a six sigma course which I would really like to recommend to any serviceman leaving. What is it? Well, in a nutshell you look at a start point of an process, ie, a delivery of stock and you define, measure, analyse, improve and control then whole proces. Put simply, you look at where things are going 'wrong' and improve on them. Why am I posting this? Well we had this guy from the British Standards say to us that Six Sigma is now becoming a stronly desired skill for anybody wanting any sort of decent postion in almost any part of industry. In addition, it really gets you to think about cost of manpower, cost and length of processes which you tend not to think too much about in the services! For you REME TQM bods, you would love it and Six Sigma works really good with TQM. Note - it is not just a course, you do the training and then have to apply it to a real project, but once it is on the CV it really opens up some gates. PM if you want more info.