Evening, I thought I'd try and give hopefulls some advice with regards to training and not making the mistakes I did which eventually resulted in me being discharged a few weeks ago. I'm still extremely ashamed about this and that somehow didn't make the most of the opportunity and being part of the roughly 5% of people who leave training due to professional failings. I started in January and generally had an absolute mare with regards to administration, got picked up on every inspection for all sorts and never passed any kit musters, although I can genuinely say this was not due to lack of effort but more attention to detail and I believe that once you fall behind in one area it is difficult to regain and with something such as admin which in short I was somehow an absolute biff at, effecting the amount of sleep you get, ultimately effecting phys sessions and concentration in important lectures and due to this I fell behind with pretty much everything and my physical ability went completely to rats (although I was always awful at rope climbing). For example, my BFT went from 9:10ish week 1 to 10:48 week 8. I continued scraping through until failing gym pass out at week 9. I felt like my personal administration and physical ability improved significantly during my 6 weeks in hunter, However I continually had a mare with gym pass out, firstly not being able to nail a makefast and I actually failed a 3rd time due to slipping off the pull up bar during the beam sequence. All in all I was an absolute biff with regards to pretty much every aspect of training! I was lucky enough to be given another option instead of straight up getting discharged for 3 fails and went back to week 4 to go through everything from that point on with a new troop. However almost instantly I was getting picked up, as rightly so I was probably expected to be more squared away than the rest of the troop which I just wasn't, and I may have had a certain stigma attached due to being given more chances than anyone else probably had with the gym pass out fails. I had a pretty miserable time in this troop due to my own shortcomings but made it to gym pass out, passed it quite comfortably (somehow not too bad at rope climbing after spending almost 6 months trying to perfect it..), scraped through hunters moon, had a decent week 11 at straight point but got told in week 12 I was finally getting discharged due to being deemed unsuitable, which is completely fair enough as I'd already been given far too many chances than was usually acceptable. i'm not sure what it was with recruit training but I just didn't seem to 'get it' as much as other recruits and my only compliment was not quitting despite having such a hard time. I can return in 2 years time and I believe if I did I'd be absolutely fine, however I've already started looking at roles within the army, particularly the Royal Artillery and if I did get the opportunity to undertake an AACC this would be brilliant and if not, I may look at having another crack in a few years having gained experience from the army. I'm still not sure why I've had an absolute mare compared to the norm but I guess I just wasn't ready, I've always lived with my parents and never had any responsibility with regards to laundry etc so my time in training was certainly an eye opener and I could have probably arrived being more prepared with regards to this, and I would advise anyone to join as fit as they can possibly be, especially with running and probably explosive leg strength, most of the lads who struggled physically seemed to struggle at the other aspects of training too, not saying that there's a correlation here but it certainly would help to be at the front end with regards to phys. I also don't want to get anyone about to enter training worried as most other lads seemed to get a much better grasp of everything better than I did. Turn up in the right place at the right time with the right equipment and you can't really go wrong. Probably gone off on a bit of an epic but I've been on this forum a while so thought I'd try and give back a little bit with regards to my experiences and I will always hold the RM in the highest of regard. Also any questions with regards to training, at least phase 1 then let me know! Cheers!