RAF Communication Infrastructure Technician- FULL TIME CAREER WITH APPRENTICESHIP

Royal Air Force

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As a Communications Infrastructure Technician you will work with the RAF’s communications hardware such as radio masts, power cables, fibre optic cables and antennae. You might install data communications cables in a secure operations room or work up a radio mast to repair a fault with an antenna. As part of the job, you’ll need to be able to climb and have a good head for heights! The job can involve a lot of travel.

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

We offer an apprenticeship with an almost guaranteed job at the end (99.8%).  Throughout the apprenticeship and beyond, there are opportunities for adventurous training, sport and an excellent benefits package.  As a training provider we are rated as Ofsted Outstanding.  Our apprentices earn over twice the minimum apprenticeship wage with annual incremental rises (performance related). 

We also offer free medical and dental support, subsidised accommodation and catering coupled with 6 weeks paid holiday a year plus public holidays and much much more.  Search for "RAF Recruitment Benefits" for more info.

The RAF Communications Infrastructure Technician is not just an apprenticeship; we take applications up to the age of 30 for those who want a career change. 

Key Facts;

Pay During Training

£14,931 + Benefits

Initial Pay After Training

£18,489 + Benefits

Entry Level

Airmen/Airwomen

Qualifications you need;

GCSE at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or SCE Standard at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English and Mathematics.

Joining age;

17-29

Other entry requirements;

You must be a UK citizen or holder of dual UK/other nationality

Whether or not you were born in the UK, you should have resided there for 5 years immediately preceding your application

Apprenticeship/Training;

RAF Communication Infrastructure Technicians will be enrolled onto an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Communications Technologies which includes a Level 2 certificate. You will also be offered the opportunity to undertake advanced fibre optic and structured cabling courses as well as high risk confined spaces courses. On successful completion of your qualifications you will embark on an exciting and varied career!

For more information about the role and details of our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website. To be directed straight to our site Click 'Apply Now'.

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