RAF Fabricator, Welder & Machinist - FULL TIME CAREER WITH APPRENTICESHIP
- Full Time
- Advanced Apprenticeship
- Employment & Training
- School Leaver
- Aviation & Aeronautics
- Armed Forces
- Welding & Metalwork
As a Royal Air Force Fabricator, Welder and Machinist (RAF General Technician Workshops) you will repair and even make essential parts needed for our aircraft, vehicles and equipment. It’s a highly skilled job; you’ll be trained to use kit such as lathes, drilling machines and welding equipment to carry out precision engineering tasks.
- Use manual and computer-operated machinery like drilling, milling, cutting and forming equipment
- Manufacture or modify aircraft parts to strict standards
- Consult with Aircraft Technicians on the best methods of component removal and fitting
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). You can expect to earn £15K in training and £18.5K after, with the potential to earn £48K at career end.
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 Fabricator, Weder & Machinist is not just an apprenticeship; we take applications up to the age of 30 for those who want a change in job into a rewarding and varied role.
Qualifications you need;
GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or equivalent in English language, Mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject.
Those 15 years and 9 months can apply based on expected results with an earliest entry of 16 years of age.
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
RAF Workshop Technicians will be enrolled on an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture with the opportunity to further achieve a further recognised mechanical manufacturing qualification and a NVQ Level 3 in fabrication and welding. On successful completion of your qualifications you will embark on an exciting and varied career!
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