I have seen that this has been covered a couple of times over various forums, but not since the governments re-think so here goes - I'm currently plodding my way through the application process for joining the regs as an officer (currently awaiting paperwork to be sorted for Briefing) and have at the suggestion of various threads on the officer forums contacted my local TA about joining them as soldier for a bit of army experience while I work through my application. So what is the current thinking on this? As although it was suggested to others, this was before the training and recruitment cuts, and so I am wondering where the stance is on people joining up with no intention of staying there as long as even a year? I am aware the application process itself is rather lengthy aswell. While I will be informing the Sgt of my intentions when I meet him on Monday to discuss the option of the TA, I was just hoping to get some insight from yourselves on this before I spoke to him.