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Royal Air Force Reviews

Updated 16 January 2019
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  • "Long periods of time away from home, family & friends" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Depending on the role you could spend a lot of time away from family" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Having the military training has given me the skills and attributes that I have today and the opportunities that I was given to travel and feel part of a team.

    Cons

    Being away from family at last minute timing was hard

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people


  2. "RAF Aircraft technician"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanical Technician in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanical Technician in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for training and education

    Cons

    Progression is very slow and flawed promotion system

    Advice to Management

    Allow more say of location and roles

  3. "Aircraft technician"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanical Technician in Basingstoke, England
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanical Technician in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    travel, extra sport in the uk and abroad. Pension is high compared to others

    Cons

    forced duty's, lack of manpower, low standard tools


  4. "RAF Officer - Pers Spt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Travel, Wage, Job Security, kudos

    Cons

    Permanent gapping, life is not your own, you go where the RAF send you

    Advice to Management

    Invest more,


  5. "Aerospace Mechanical Airworthiness Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Exciting opportunities, great teamwork and competitive salary.

    Cons

    There can be additional duties expected of military personnel.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Good varied work in different locations

    Cons

    Being sent to bad places


  7. "aircraft technician (mechanical)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for getting a trade.

    Cons

    Travel is said to be a benefit but i only went away once in 7 years.
    Pay for technicians.

  8. "Work with the Best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To work with the best people.

    Cons

    There are no cons to list here.

    Advice to Management

    People centric organisational resilience is the way to go.


  9. "ICT Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, career prospect, modern (ish) technology.

    Cons

    Long time away from family.


  10. "OC Engineering Standards an Assurance Sqn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Team work, ethos, spirit, Comrades

    Cons

    Budgets, cuts, moving, family life