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ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS RAF ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS Maintaining all RAF kit to support operations in the air and making sure it’s always ready to use is a big responsibility – are you up to the task? Engineering Technicians make up more than a third of the RAF’s overall manning, bringing their specialist skills to provide engineering support to deliver air power. They could be working on aircraft so it’s ready to fly at a moment’s notice or on sophisticated IT that allow us to control air operations. These personnel do not have a commission but – with the right experience and qualifications – may be eligible to apply for a commission later in their career. As an Engineering Technician you can expect to work in well provisioned technical working areas in the UK and potentially more testing surroundings when deployed on expeditionary operations. No matter what the environment, your training will have prepared you to deal with almost any situation. It’s a career that starts with an OFSTED Outstanding rated apprenticeship. On completion of the apprenticeship there are performance-related opportunities for advancement through the ranks with corresponding salary increases and management training. 22 A number of places are available each year for fully funded Foundation Degrees for those that have completed their engineering apprenticeship. RAF ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN ROLES l l l l l l l l l Cyberspace Communications Specialist Vehicle & Mechanical Equipment Technician Survival Equipment Specialist W  eapons Technician Communications Infrastructure Technician General Technician Workshops A  ircraft Technician Avionics Aircraft Technician Mechanical Electrician TO FIND OUT MORE SEARCH: RAF ENGINEERING