Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm currently 17 and am in full time college education. After the completion of my A Levels, I plan to join the Royal Navy as an Officer, with Observer or Pilot roles being considered. However, I know that any sort of volunteering work is a significant advantage in the application process. I already have a voluntary Royal Navy/Marine's day through college at HMS Drake later this month - However, I think joining the Navy Reserves would benefit me hugely in preparation for my Naval career. However, I leave college next July, so currently have 9 months before I leave full time education. In that time, I need to apply for an Officer role. Before that though, I would like to become a reservist to gain both volunteering and military experience. So, my question is - Do I have enough time to join the Reserves and gain experience, before applying for the full officer role sometime early next year? (It'll likely be February-ish) Thanks very much, Tom.