Communications Infrastructure Technicians (CIT) ensure that the RAF communicates effectively and remains at the forefront of a progressive cyber engineering industry. You will be part of a highly trained workforce responsible for planning, installing, maintaining and recovering a huge array of communications infrastructure.
Voice and data networks are a key element to the RAF’s capability and CIT’s provide the vital planning, installation, configuration and certifying of these. For example, you could be responsible for the installation, testing, and commissioning of services within external pits and ducts and trunking containment within a building. This installation could also include termination of the feeds in a wall socket, network cabinets, or internet access point providing critical communications services to personnel all over the world. CITs are the subject matter experts on Working at Height, across all three Armed Services, as such you will be required to work at heights in excess of 100 metres on support structures such as masts, towers and radomes. You will be trained in safe working practices for Working at Height using the various types of climbing, safety, fall arrest and rescue equipment. CITs can spend many months of the year on the road so there will be frequent opportunities for travel around the UK or overseas bases on operations and exercises worldwide.
MY ROLE AS A CIT