I recently left the NZ army to join the Brit army (Spent 6 years in the nz army and never left nz and that's not what I joined the army for...) Currently living in london and fighting the paperwork war to get in. Anyway I want to join as a RE fitter general (I was RNZE back in NZ). At the moment the recruiter has basically offered me the position as fitter general (conditional on passing the adsc of course). The bad news is that there isn't an opening til Jan 2010. He said some other RE trades would have openings sooner but to be honest that is the only one I really want to do. I'm quickly getting sick of civvy life so I was thinking if I was to take another trade, do my phase one and two training and talk to the OC about changing trade before I start phase 3 training would that be likely to work. Would they throw you in a combat engineer troop until the next fit gen course started - or should I just be patient and wait til next year.