ENGINEERING Communications Infrastructure Technician CURRENTLY RECRUITING

As a Communications Infrastructure Technicians you will keep the RAF connected by setting up and maintaining essential aerial, radar and communications systems.

Full-time regular Spare time reserve

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PAY DURING TRAINING £14,931 + Benefits

Initial pay after training £18,489 + Benefits

DAY RATES: DAY RATES ARE DEPENDENT ON ROLE, RANK AND EXPERIENCE

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APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be aged 16 – 29 years old
  • GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in English & Maths
  • Be a UK or Republic of Ireland citizen
  • Commit to minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training
  • Pass the Airman Selection Test
  • Pass a General Fitness Test

GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN:

  • Building and Problem solving
  • Gaming & Computers
  • Travelling the world

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APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be aged 18 – 54 years old
  • Qualified ex-military personnel
  • GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in English & Maths
  • Be a UK or Republic of Ireland citizen
  • Commit 27 days per year
  • Pass the Airman Selection Test
  • Pass a General Fitness Test

GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN:

  • Building and Problem solving
  • Gaming & Computers
  • Travelling the world

Locations

607 Sqn RAF Leeming N Yorkshire

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WHAT WILL YOU DO?

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Repair and recover communication equipment
  • Investigate and fix faults with antenna systems, fibre optic links and radomes
  • Assemble and install communications infrastructure like masts and fibre optics

MY ROLE AS A CIT

MY ROLE AS A CIT

As a Communication Infrastructure Technician, you will be required to work at heights in excess of 100 metres on support structures such as masts and towers, so you must have a head for heights. It could be your responsibility to assist with the erection of communications masts and systems, radome installation structures or install and repair fibre optic and data communications cables in a secure operations room. To make sure you are fully comfortable doing your job you will be trained to the highest standard in the use of various types of climbing, safety and rescue equipment, as well as fall arrest systems and other personal protective equipment.

WHY JOIN THE RAF?

Thanks to subsidised food, travel and accommodation and free gym you get more money in your pocket.

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Benefits Salary
Civilian Role
RAF Role
  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • 6 weeks holiday

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WHY JOIN THE RESERVES?

The skills you acquire as a Reserve won’t just prepare you for the RAF, they will enhance your work and civilian life.

You might be called up to assist with our operations worldwide for up to six months, during which you may be able to claim a pay award to cover your and your employer’s costs.

  • Training
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Paid pension
  • Paid holiday

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You really feel like you’ve achieved something when someone’s got no communications, they’ve lost everything, and you go in there and repair it.

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TRAINING AND CAREER

TRAINING YOU'LL RECEIVE

Your career will start with 10 weeks of basic recruit training at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to military life. As well as fitness and military training, you will also learn about the RAF lifestyle.

SPECIALIST TRAINING

After graduating from recruit training you will move to RAF Digby and attend the 18-week specialist Communication Infrastructure Technician foundation training. You will study a wide range of subjects such as Antenna Theory, Antenna Maintenance Practices and Procedures, Working at Height, Rescue Procedures, Health & Safety and Basic Engineering.

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ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

As a Communication Infrastructure Tech you will be enrolled in a trade based Advanced Apprenticeship in Communications Technologies which includes an industry standard level 3 Managing and Supervising Working at Height qualification. You will also be offered the opportunity to undertake Advanced Fibre Optic and structured cabling courses as well as High Risk Confined Spaces course which will give you civilian based qualifications on successful completion.

ONGOING TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As a Communication Infrastructure Tech there are various opportunities at developing your skill sets. As you undertake new roles, you will have the chance to take courses that will help you meet the challenges in your new posts, such as; CISCO networking, CIDA, Project Management and Defence Instruction Techniques (DIT). Your First Tour For your first assignment, you will be posted to an RAF base in the UK with experienced TG4 CIT’s, where you will be part of small teams responsible for maintaining various RAF stations communications within the UK or Overseas. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills which include maintenance of aircraft ground support and navigation aids communications, Fibre optics and structured cabling, radome maintenance and installations and mast and tower construction.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS AND PROGRESSION

You will initially join the RAF for a period of twelve years. After a year, you will be eligible for promotion to Senior Aircraftman/woman (SAC) when you pass the Trade Ability Test. Further promotion to the rank of Corporal and beyond is by competitive selection and will require the completion of further periods of Command and Management Training to prepare you for the demands of your new rank. If you reach Flight Sergeant, you will then move out of the Communications Infrastructure Technician trade and become ICT Manager.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

The skills and experience you gain throughout your career as a Communication Infrastructure Tech in the RAF will equip you for a number of civilian jobs in the public and private sector. These include: Wind turbine Technicians, Network & Data Communications Engineers, Mast & Towers Telecoms Technicians & Power Engineers.

COMMITMENT AND LOCATION

You will have to commit to 27 days per year for 12 years minimum.

Each year includes a 15-day block for general RAF training, and 12 separate days for extra training or exercises.

You might be deployed to a UK or overseas base for up to 6 months after the first year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ALL APPLICANTS MUST:

Be a UK national or UK/other dual nationality and be between 17 and 29 years old.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST:

Be a UK national or UK/other dual nationality and be between 18 and 54 years old.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Have these minimum grades:

  GCSE GCSE 2017 SNE
Mathematics C Grade 4 Grade 5
English Language C Grade 4 Grade 5

 

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through two or three separate fitness tests as part of the application process: Selection Fitness Test, Pre-joining Fitness Test or Pre-recruit Training Course.
How fit you need to be to pass these tests can vary depending on role, age and gender.

MALES - 100% pass rates:
AGE 2.4 Km Run Multi-Stage Fitness Test Press-ups Sit-ups
  (Mins) (Score) (No.) (No.)
15-16 11.39 9.03 20 35
17-29 11.11 9.1 20 35
30-34 11.36 9.04 19 32
35-39 12 8.09 18 29
40-44 12.26 8.03 17 26

 

FEMALES - 100% pass rates:
AGE 2.4 Km Run Multi-Stage Fitness Test Press-ups Sit-ups
  (Mins) (Score) (No.) (No.)
15-16 13.54 6.07 10 32
17-29 13.23 7.02 10 32
30-34 13.47 6.08 9 29
35-39 14.13 6.04 8 26
40-44 14.48 5.08 7 23

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION:

There are health requirements that must be met by all applicants:

  • Body Mass Index requirements:

Age

Male and female minimum

Male and female maximum

Male maximum with additional assessment

Female maximum with additional assessment

18 +

18

28

32

30

16 to < 18

17

27

27

27

  • Eyesight requirements vary for different roles. A requirement to wear glasses or contact lenses may be allowed for aircrew.

Get in touch if you have any questions about the health criteria, or would like to find out if any additional health requirements apply to your role of interest.

BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION:

There are health requirements that must be met by all applicants:

  • Body Mass Index requirements:

Age

Male and female minimum

Male and female maximum

Male maximum with additional assessment

Female maximum with additional assessment

18 +

18

28

32

30

16 to < 18

17

27

27

27

  • Eyesight requirements vary for different roles. A requirement to wear glasses or contact lenses may be allowed for aircrew.

Get in touch if you have any questions about the health criteria, or would like to find out if any additional health requirements apply to your role of interest.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

YOU MUST:

  • Declare any previous spent and unspent convictions
  • Check if you qualify under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 through this summary
  • Have a basic background check to get Security Check level clearance

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

YOU CAN'T APPLY FOR THE RAF IF YOU:

 

  • Have been or are member of a group that stirs up racial hatred and violence
  • Are waiting to appear in court, or have spent or unspent convictions that may be excluded from certain roles
  • Misuse drugs, solvents and anabolic steroids. But each case is considered upon its own merits
  • Have tattoos, brands or bead implants that are obscene or offensive. All tattoos must not be visible above the neck collar or below the sleeve cuff while wearing uniform
  • Have body piercing which causes holes that do not close up
  • Declare yourself to be an 'undischarged' bankrupt

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Have these minimum grades:

  GCSE GCSE 2017 SNE
Mathematics C Grade 4 Grade 5
English Language C Grade 4 Grade 5

 

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through a Pre-joining Fitness Test. 
How fit you need to be to pass this test can vary depending on role, age and gender.

 

MALES - 100% pass rates:
AGE 2.4 Km Run Multi-Stage Fitness Test Press-ups Sit-ups
  (Mins) (Score) (No.) (No.)
15-16 11.39 9.03 20 35
17-29 11.11 9.1 20 35
30-34 11.36 9.04 19 32
35-39 12 8.09 18 29
40-44 12.26 8.03 17 26

 

FEMALES - 100% pass rates:
AGE 2.4 Km Run Multi-Stage Fitness Test Press-ups Sit-ups
  (Mins) (Score) (No.) (No.)
15-16 13.54 6.07 10 32
17-29 13.23 7.02 10 32
30-34 13.47 6.08 9 29
35-39 14.13 6.04 8 26
40-44 14.48 5.08 7 23

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION:

There are health requirements that must be met by all applicants:

  • Body Mass Index requirements:

Age

Male and female minimum

Male and female maximum

Male maximum with additional assessment

Female maximum with additional assessment

18 +

18

28

32

30

16 to < 18

17

27

27

27

  • Eyesight requirements vary for different roles. A requirement to wear glasses or contact lenses may be allowed for aircrew.

Get in touch if you have any questions about the health criteria, or would like to find out if any additional health requirements apply to your role of interest.

DURING YOUR APPLICATION:

The Medical Risk Assessment that all candidates undergo is there to make sure that you are healthy enough for the intense training required by the RAF. Your application will be rejected if you fail to meet the minimum acceptable medical standard for entry. Your medical history is confidential and is not disclosed to those not authorised to hold this information.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

YOU MUST:

  • Declare any previous spent and unspent convictions
  • Check if you qualify under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 through this summary
  • Have a basic background check to get Security Check level clearance

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

YOU CAN'T APPLY FOR THE RAF IF YOU:

  • Have been or are member of a group that stirs up racial hatred and violence
  • Are waiting to appear in court, or have spent or unspent convictions that may be excluded from certain roles
  • Misuse drugs, solvents and anabolic steroids. But each case is considered upon its own merits
  • Have tattoos, brands or bead implants that are obscene or offensive. All tattoos must not be visible above the neck collar or below the sleeve cuff while wearing uniform
  • Have body piercing which causes holes that do not close up
  • Declare yourself to be an 'undischarged' bankrupt

If you don’t have any of the above, you might still be able to apply. For more information contact your local AFCO.

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

Apply here and receive an email that invites you to your full online application.

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

Apply here and receive an email that invites you to your full online application.

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