Evening all. The ACIO is not the be-all and end-all of advice, for a multitude of reasons. Yes, the extremely professional guys in there can recruit you and advise to the best of their ability, but they are not walking examples of Army doctrine - there may be a few jobs within a few Regiments/Corps which they are not aware of. Also, they are predominately senior Cpls or SNCO's, and may be quite intimidating to potential 16/17 year old recruits. I think (chavism/dullards aside) we need to give a few (just a few!) people on this forum a break. I refer you to my post on another thread: Apart from the true dullards who need dealing with appropriately (DaPs and his ilk), we (the serving variety) need to give some of our potential workforce a bit of guidance that the ACIO can't always give - they're not infallible.