I've read through a lot of threads on using trades in the army, and i'm just asking is there any point in joining the army as a chippy, bricky, or whatever if those certain trades don't even "use" their skills. I'm just wondering not critisicing im wondering whether or not to get an apprenticeship when i leave school soon, but the army seems to offer a whole lot more, but if the qualifications aren't the same as civi. is there much point in getting a trade in the army, my bro started work as a sparky and met an -ex re sparky, and he told my brother the qualifications weren't the equivalent to civi, so at age 28 he had to take the exams even though he could rewire a house inside out. im more interested in chippy or bricky but was wondering, and double checking is there much point, if your going to be building bbq's ive heard some people say. what do u actually use your skills for im wondering? any answers would be greatful thanks.