ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Following the completion of the NVQ Level 3 in General Engineering Maintenance, Some recruits will be enrolled onto this C&G Level 3 Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair mechanical vehicle based qualification depending on the Service need. This process of completion is through Recognised Prior Learning and the completion of a workplace portfolio of evidence.
ONGOING TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As your career progresses, we will continue to train you in new skills and you will develop fault diagnosis techniques. You may be posted to a specialist area of employment, such as Air Defence Radar, Tactical Communications, Tactical Supply, or the Expeditionary Airfield Squadron where you’ll build temporary engineering accommodation both in the UK and abroad. You could also have opportunities for management and leadership training. The qualifications and experience you will gain in your RAF career can be used to meet the joining criteria for relevant civilian professional associations.
YOUR FIRST TOUR
For your first tour, you will be posted to an RAF station where you will work on all the airfield support equipment and specialist vehicles in the RAF inventory. You will use and further develop the skills you learnt during training as you carry out inspections and servicing; and you’ll also help experienced technicians carry out more complex tasks, such as engine changes and hydraulic system repairs. You will have a key role in supporting the station’s mission and you will form part of a professional team.