Flight Operations Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship In Aviation Ground Specialist at RAF

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Flight Operations Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship In Aviation Ground Specialist

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Update aeronautical information
  • Provide IT support
  • Operate radio equipment
  • Monitor communications
  • Advise visiting aircrew on their flight plans

Similar civilian roles include Air Traffic Controller, Transport and Logistics Planner, Supply Chain Planner or Emergency Service Operations Room Operator

Desired skills

Please view the eligibility criteria on the RAF Recruitment website.

Personal qualities

17-47 (Must attest before 48th birthday)

Desired qualifications

You must have a minimum of GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4/5 with effect from Aug 17) in English Language and mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 6/Scottish National 5 in English and mathematics.

Future prospects

You will initially join the RAF for a period of twelve years on a Notice Engagement with effect from 1 April 2015. After completing one year’s total service, you will be eligible for promotion to Senior Aircraftman, providing you pass aTrade Ability Test and Basic Trade Training. Further promotion to the rank of Corporal and beyond is by competitive selection. Following your first assignment, you will be assigned to another airbase. In addition to air traffic control, station operations and flight planning, you may also be employed in squadron operations, area radar or airspace management duties. The Level 3 Apprenticeship are as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF, meaning that whenever you decide to leave the RAF, you will be well placed to find a job in civilian airport operations.

Things to consider

As with any role in the RAF you could be posted anywhere the RAF has a station, both in the UK or around the world. So you should expect to move every 2-5 years and sometimes spend time away from home. Full information is available on the RAF Recruitment website.

About the RAF

Today's modern RAF is the UK's aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It's made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment our focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they're well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF. We offer 60+ roles ranging from drivers and photographers to engineers and nurses, but the opportunity and lifestyle that comes with joining the RAF is bigger than that. Regardless of role, gender, age, background or qualifications, we offer: World-class training and ongoing development. A highly competitive benefits package. A culture of camaraderie. Individual responsibility within a wider team of exceptional individuals. Full-time Regular and spare-time Reserve commitment levels. The ability to see and stay in touch with your friends and family, while also forging new friendships. Sporting opportunities and facilities. Top-of the line kit.

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