Hi everyone, just got a few questions about the CIS trade and was wondering if there's anyone on here who might be able to help me?. Basically I went to the initial careers presentation about a fortnight ago and at that point I was hoping to join up as a Communications technician as I've got a bit of a background in languages and thought the trade looked interesting. Anyway it turned out that, due to some residency issues, I was basically told that there was no point in applying for that particular trade. However the presentation -alongside a lot of the stuff I've read/heard- really got me convinced that the 'Navy life' was for me so I decided to go ahead and apply for the CIS trade as I was advised this was the closest thing to my original choice that there was + i meet the basic requirements. Anyway having done, so I've started to worry a bit about whether I'm really going to be suited to this role. The job requirements don't ask for any specific IT qualifications ( I do have a GCSE) but it does mention you should 'like working with computers'. Now have what I would call 'standard IT skills' for a person my age (24) and am quite comfortable using the internet/wordprocessing etc but I've never done any programming and don't have a clue how to rewire things .So could anyone who is currently in this trade or knows a bit about it tell me whether this will, realistically, mean that I shouldn't go for the job? I'm willing to learn anything but if you're expected to be some kind of IT whizz-kid before joining I reckon I might struggle a bit! (although if you think its possible to get yourself up to the required level before joining without taking years out to do so I'll definitely go for that!) Also, if there are things its beneficial to learn before heading to Collingwood, could someone please give me some pointers? (i.e. specific bits of software or specific skills so I can get a bit of a head-start). As I say I'm really keen on this trade now that I've looked into it a bit more and even more keen in the Navy in general but I'm just a bit worried that my lack of I.T background (beyond the usual stuff) might be a hindrance? Thanks very much in advance! P.S I have looked through this site for info before and have found some really useful posts but a lot of the older stuff seems to have vanished so sorry in advance if I'm being a plonker and the info's already there! P.P.S sorry for the obscene length of this post!