Hi there, i'm a 27 year old male and am thinking of joining the army. I've been thinking about it a lot recently and the more i think about it, the more i am attracted to it. The career prospects are a major attraction for me. For the most part since leaving school i have been working in factories on temporary contracts and moving from job to job, with none of companies offering out permanent work. Even more recently, finding work anywhere near enough to my home has become increasingly difficult. Which turned my eye towards the army, which offers permanent work, qualifications and great career prospects. Not only that, i get to experience things i can only dream about right now, and if i never join the army, will probably never experience. I don't fancy spending x amount of years on the dole, searching for work and gaining absolute zero life experience, qualifications for things to move forwards in my life. I've also considered furthering my education at university, but feel i would find this difficult to fund. With the army, i could spend the same amount of minimum time (4 years) and get paid in the process of earning qualifications. I just wanted to ask some people for some advice, as i am 27, i'm not really sure how they are going to receive me, and being my age, are there any extra pressures i should be aware of? I'm relatively fit, i cycle everywhere i go and have just began an army fitness regime i found on the internet. After 16 weeks it assures me i'll be 'army fit'. I'd be grateful for any advice, and any tips. Cheers.