Started regular training last year, enjoyed training probably isn’t the best way to describe it as it’s hard, and it should be, but I had no problems in the field or on camp, I knew everything was for a reason and the bad moments were always something to laugh about afterwards, good memories. 2 months in picked up an injury and got huntered. 2 months later, after a period of leave handed my chit in after 2 weeks of the Sgt denying it, pulling me into the office or talking to me in the grots. *text deleted* hunter breeds doubt as it’s a massive set back and disheartening seeing your troop progress without you and I was worried about wether I’d rushed joining and getting injured again, risking a MD with no qualifications or trade to fall back on in civilian life, thought it best to leave gain some quals and re apply in the future whilst having that safety net or even look at a different service to gain a trade/qualifications. Regretted leaving straight away. Just over a year passed now and I’ve been offered an apprenticeship to gain a trade and it seems like a good opportunity to join the Reserves at the same time, with the intentions of going full time after completion of the apprenticeship. Work are fully on board and understand my intentions So what I’d like to ask is what is the best and most efficient way of going about this and getting this moving? Is it a case of going to the AFCO and grovelling? The reserves was offered when leaving CTC, Will I still need to wait another year before applying for reserves? I understand reserves can now transfer to full time without the need for re training, if I wanted to do this but on a permanent bases not FTRS how would that work, is it a straight transfer to a unit? and is that only if passed out in the reserves? Would a reservist who is over 3/4 quarters of the way in training still need to start day 1 week 1 at CTC if they’d not passed out? Any general tips, knowledge or similar personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.