RAF General Technician (Workshops) - Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture at RAF

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Role May Involve:

RAF General Technician (Workshops) - Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Use manual and computer-operated machinery like drilling, milling, cutting and forming equipment
  • Manufacture or modify aircraft parts to strict standards
  • Consult with Aircraft Technicians on the best methods of component removal and fitting
  • Similar civilian jobs Fabricator, Welder, Machine shop operator or Engineering fitter

Desired skills

Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria listed on the RAF Recruitment website.

Personal qualities

Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria listed on the RAF Recruitment website.

Desired qualifications

3 GCSE/SCEs at Grade C/2 minimum or equivalent or 3 SNEs at Grade 5 or equivalent, in English Language, Maths and an approved science/technology-based subject. This role requires a Physics based science subject.

A list of approved Science and Technology qualifications can be found on the RAF Recruitment website.

Future prospects

You gain the apprenticeship as part of phase two (trade) training for the role, meaning you have a guaranteed job the moment you complete it.

As your career progresses, you will develop your production engineering techniques and we’ll continue to train you in new skills. You will learn many processes and use a much wider range of equipment than you might come across outside the RAF. You will receive advanced training in welding, turning, milling and sheet metalwork using computer numerical controlled applications. There are also opportunities for management and leadership training; in addition, the qualifications and experience you’ll gain in your RAF career can be used to meet the joining criteria for relevant civilian professional associations.

The qualifications, experience and skill-sets that you develop as a specialist Workshops Technician are recognised and are as highly regarded in civilian industry as they are in the RAF, which means that should you ever decide to pursue a career outside the RAF, you will be well placed to find employment.

Things to consider

To join the RAF you will also need to meet fitness, health, nationality, residency, and other criteria detailed 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. The opportunity to be part of an equal opportunity organisation listed as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

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