Hey guys I'm kinda stuck right now, so basically i have started my application process and have my psychometric test soon. However i am currently 18 in my last year of sixth form studying a levels, so probably will be 19 when i start recruit training. But the thing is i am not sure wether i should do an apprenticeship for a few years to get some life experience and also mature etc before hand and gain some qualifications too so I have a plan B before i join the royal marines also if i was to leave i would have something to fall back on. I was also thinking of joining the reserves while doing the apprenticeship. So yeah I'm kinda stuck on wether to join straight away or wait a few years while doing an apprenticeship and join the reserves before i join the regulars.