As a Linguist, your first tour will be a posting to a flying station in the UK. During this tour you will be in an operational and training role. This involves training exercises and detachments, both in the UK and overseas. On the Squadron there will be other more experienced Weapon Systems Operators (Linguist) to help develop your skills, knowledge, and experience.
YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS
You will join the RAF as an airman under an initial 12-year engagement. Following 4 years’ service, you will be eligible to apply for an extension of service to complete a pension earning engagement of 20 years’ service or age 40, whichever is later, during this time. You will hold the rank of acting Sergeant during your professional training. Once you start your front-line job, and you are assessed as being capable of operating independently, you will be promoted to substantive Sergeant. Further promotion to the rank of Flight Sergeant and beyond is by competitive selection.