I'm 17 next month and am planning on joining. Have spoken with Careers and am pretty sure that this is right for me and am waiting for the formal interview. I don't see any point in waiting any longer when I know this is what I want to do. Just wondering if there would be any differences in what happens (during training) if you are under 18? I wasn't told anything about that and I doubt there is but just though I'd check. Also is the strating pay the same? I do smoke but I presume there's no problem with that. Like most people my age I drink as well - assume that's not 'officially' allowed during training. If there is anything else I should know or take into account, it would be good to find out. Thanks.