Hi, can someone please confirm the level of vetting that must be attained for entry into the army? I recently applied for the RN as AET, passed my psychometric tests and was invited for a 1on1 at the AFCO. During the interview I was informed that all RN personel are required to pass "SC" level clearance, which includes a credit check and review of personal finances. Unfortunatley, due to going back to study/working part time my finances arnt great and have been advised to clear my debt before going any further with the application. As you can imagine, Im gutted. We're not talking a huge amount, but enough that it would take me maybe 18 months to clear it up and then (from chatting to some professionals in the field) another 5-7 years before my credit file goes back to normal. If thats the case then unfortunatley the RN is beyond my reach at present. I would be more than able to meet all my current outgoings on an entry level salary, its more the "faux" CCJ than the level of debt that is holding me back. I had a chat with a friend who is currently on leave from the army and he told me that the army only requires a "CTC" check which Im sure I'd pass. If the Army required a CTC with no credit check, and I withdrew my RN application, does anyone know if - There is a period Id have to wait before applying for the army. I would have to declare my RN application if/when applying for army, and what effects this might have. (From memory the form asks if you have ever applied to join the armed forces, and requires a date of discharge/rejection, but as Ive not been rejected as such Im unsure) If a change between forces is allowed, even at such an early stage. I can appreciate that what Im asking might look quite bad, maybe it shows a lack of commitment but if Im honest myself I think maybe I chose a career in the RN without properly exploring what the other forces had to offer and which best suited my circumstances. As it turns out the army offer a selection of careers Id be very interested in finding out more about within the electroics/engineering field. So maybe im not so crazy? Im sure many are going to tell me to contact my careers advisor and ask him what to do, but I thought it best to get some (hopefully) reliable information from here before I contact him, Id like to have made a clear descision on my intentions before ringing him, he doesnt strike me as the type who would want to get involved in something as trivial as an undescisive applicant Can anyone advise? Thanks in advance.