I've applied to be an AET, all I have to do is have my medical and receive the letter which says I'm accepted (Which I'm sure will happen). I've been told by the AFCO it will be 5 months before I start at Raleigh. I'm 20 years old and my ambition is not to be an AET but to be an AEO. However I haven't got an engineering degree and besdies, I would like to join as a rating first and work my way up. Could someone possibly tell me how long it would take from training until I got the chance to try and become an AEO and what route I would have to take? I've got 6 GCSE's grades C and above and I've got 180 UCAS points. I did English language and literature at uni but dropped out because of sheer boredom and disappointment of the experience. In the 5 months between now and my starting training I plan to do a minimum of 1 hour of maths and physics everyday so that I'm in a good position to dive into the more academic parts of training. I'm willing to work my arse of and put on hold my social life both now and at training in order to pursue a more fruitful career. One thing I would hate more than anything would be to be undervalued, underused and held back when I could honestly see myself doing bigger jobs with more responsibility! Thanks in advance for any replies!