Heya, first post and all that jazz. Currently just at the applied/getting my fitness to acceptable levels stage. Anyway, the army recruiter called me and gave me some information and did the usual spiel but then asked me "Do you know where you want to go?" so I replied "Signals" then he clarified what he meant and said that the Signals are attached to everything pretty much and he meant did I want to go with say, demolitions as more specific place to be. I didnt think I'd have that much freedom, as I figured you were put where you were needed most so now I'm left a little confused. I havent had much of a proper face to face chat as when I went down he said come back in 4 weeks due to not being on the scale for the BMI. As a side story to this, I used to weigh 120kg, I now weigh 87kg but he weighed me at 93kg and 5cm shorter than what the doctor measured me at but I'm not bitter.. as I almost feel like it was done wrongly to help me in the long run even though had I been measured the same as at the doctors I'd be able to be progressed.. anywho So I thought I'd do some googling and here I am to ask these questions. 1) Where do I want to go? Obviously only I know the answer to this question but what different.. hell I dont even know what word I need to use here.. specialities? are there that I can ask to go with.. if asking is even a possibility? 2) If I went for the first of the two jobs below, how likely am I to be able to get other qualifications.. say HGV/IT related qualifications 3) I currently have a joint mortgage with my girlfriend, its quite a small mortgage (320 a month, so 160 is my share)... after reading about being refused entry if your debt out goings are more than 25-30% of your income on basic.. would they see the 320 as being mine only or only half as its a joint mortgage, if its all mine... then it'd be pretty close to that cap if not over, I understand that seems almost stupid to ask but as told when getting a mortgage, if one person fails to pay then it is up to the other person to deal with it so wondering if thats how the army sees it to. What I'm interested in is these: Infantry IT Systems Operator - British Army Website Engineer IT Systems Operator - British Army Website The first appeals to me because I'm not stuck in an office and the second has a list of 'possible' qualifications but has the downside to being indoor based which isn't something I'm after but from the advice I've been given by the people who've been in the Army, they said make sure you get a trade dont just join as bogstandard infantry which sounds like good advice to me! Lastly, thank you to all of you who serve past and present.