Apologies if this has already been answered somewhere else, I have done a search... I am leaving school after finishing my A Levels in May and am planning on a 3 year degree at uni. I want to have a year between school and uni though, just to have a break from studying and have a year of earning some cash before I start building up a debt that I'll be paying back for the foreseeable future. I am wondering if it is possible to join the TA (as a soldier) for a year, then transfer to the OTC while at uni, and then apply as for a commission after my degree. Just not sure if any TA units will take me if they think I'm gonna bugger off to uni after a year. My ultimate goal is however, to end up with a commission, I'm just not sure if they'll see that as a worthwhile investment. Anyone shed any light on the situation, thought I'd get an opinion on here before I headed down to the careers office. Thanks.