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London, England
10000+ employees
1980
Government
National Agencies
£1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
Unknown
The Royal Air Force’s role, in conjunction with the Defence organisations, is to deliver the UK Defence Vision:

Defend the UK and its interests.
Strengthen international peace and stability.
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Spent 6 years in the RAF - Helped me grow up and kick on in the commercial world with a great grounding in IT.

    Cons

    Moving around a lot, no real control over career path - All stuff you know when you sign on the line, but everyone has their point where it's time for something new.

    Advice to Management

    Modernise a little, the military, as with wider society, is evolving - you'll attract a better talent pool but looking forward rather than holding onto the past.

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Royal Air Force Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grantham, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Royal Air Force (Grantham, England) in January 2016.

    Interview

    1. Online application
    2. Presentation
    3. Filter Interview
    4. Medical
    5. Psychometric assessments

    2.5 days assessment centre)
    Day 1
    1. Arrival and briefing
    Day 2
    1. Group Discussion
    2. Group Planning exercise
    3. Group hangar exercise
    4. Individual / command hangar exercise
    5. Individual Planning exercise
    Day 3
    (If you are unsuccessful at day 2)
    1. You're brief on your performance and then you go home
    (If you are successful)
    6. Final interview conducted by 2 officers
    7. Fitness test

    NB: Prepare your mind for a process which could take between 5 months - a year.

    Interview Questions

    • Why the RAF and not the Navy?
      Tell us about our current operations?
      Tell us about 5 current affairs topics you've seen in the news recently?
      Achievements at school, work, local community or sports?
      Do you understand the armed forces drug policy?
      Why do you want to be an officer?
      Why do you want to be [insert role] officer?
      Do you have family who've been in the military?
      Random other questions about yourself...

      NB: Make sure you're sincere in your motivations and know you're personal history (including secondary school). If you've gone past the filter interview stage you've got what it takes.   Answer Question
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Royal Air Force Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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