Hi there I have been reading these forums whilst I have been considering joining the RE, and after finally going to my local careers office today I am basically to much of a lard ass to join up and have got to loose a stone and a half, but I just have a few questions to ask and any help answering them would be greatly appreciated. (Now ive stopped crying into the pizza i dropped into my curry) I have an electrical qualification at the moment which goes by the name of a city and guilds 2330 level 3, I have been led to believe that is the more modern version or replacement of the course you get in the royal engineers which gives you your part 1 and part 2 (even though I know the old course is more indepth), but when I loose my stone and a half an carry on with my application process I was wondering if my qualification is actually worth anything in the forces? Also I was told even if I applied now to be an electrician in the RE there would be a small chance I would even get in next year as the waiting list is massive and could be waiting years to do a trade unless I seriously excel in the selection which although I am going to try my best at everything so is everybody else so "shining" is hard to achieve. Is there any generic roles in the royal engineers because I really want to join and I am not to bothered about learning a specific trade and specialising in it as I already have my electrical qualification? Is the BT and the BFT the same as the infantry, which details I have found say 44 pressups in 2 and 50 situps in 2 minutes and best effort on the pulls? Thanks in advance for your help, I really want to get myself in the forces sooner rather than later(Not out of desperation).