As title says, I'm thinking of joining REME instead of RIFLES, as I'm interested in engineering etc. However, I would rather join as an Electronics Technician, than as an Officer but if I attempted to do so with a masters degree in Electronic Engineering, would I be seen as over qualified and "advised" to go through Sandhurst? Or is that the norm/heard of, and nothing wrong with being a soldier in REME with a degree in your trade? I'd rather be working on repairs etc. than stuck to a desk writing about repairs that other people are doing. And surely it almost makes more sense for those actively using such skills to have degrees, than those who just "oversee" it all. Thanks, Edit: Oh by the way, at what point do you specialise? Even if you apply as whatever, when it comes to it do the powers that be look at numbers and say "oh we don't need any more of *whatever you chose*, you can do this instead"?