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Royal Air Force Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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3.6
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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Stephen Hillier (no image)
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43 Ratings
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  • "Spending time away from you’re family(in 53 reviews)

  • "Being away from family at last minute timing was hard(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Provides a great opportunity to gain many skills and personal development"

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    Former Employee - Squadron Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always exciting, especially if travel and responsibility are valued

    Cons

    It requires service and commitment

    Royal Air Force2019-11-05
  2. "Fantastic job, fantastic people"

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offers a wide variety of opportunities and ability to change if you need a fresh challenge. Great bunch of people.

    Cons

    Great training but little in the way of recognized qualifications for civilian employers.

    Royal Air Force2020-01-24
  3. "Great career, very comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits, good friends, slow working tempo when not away

    Cons

    predictable who get promoted, lacks innovation to see potential.

    Royal Air Force2020-01-21
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician 

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Good training and career ladder

    Cons

    Time away from home

    Royal Air Force2020-01-17
  5. "Good Job, with Great experiences available."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor 

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many different career paths available within trade group. Nationwide and global travel are very common. Career Progression and Continuous Personal Development are encouraged. Easy to change career path if that way inclined.

    Cons

    You can spend up to 6 months within a 12 month period out of the UK and at short notice. Not ideal if you want to settle in one location and live with family.

    Royal Air Force2020-01-13
  6. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Maintenance Engineer in Wittering, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Career advancement and opportunity for further education. Sports and social.

    Cons

    Time spent away from family

    Royal Air Force2020-01-13
  7. "Diverse, multifaceted organisation supporting operations in the UK and Overseas."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and continual professional development.

    Cons

    A complex management (matrix) organisation who's boundaries can be easily skewed to suit personal gain. Retention of individuals is an ambition, not a priority as some would have you believe.

    Royal Air Force2020-01-23
  8. "Aircraft Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Technician in Brize Norton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good travel, pension medical and dental.

    Cons

    Away from family a lot.

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    Royal Air Force2020-01-05
  9. "Good Benefits but can make family life difficult"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Officer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and pension when compared to the civilian sector. Some really interesting opportunities

    Cons

    Limited choice in where you live and work, likely to be away from your family, and the majority is day to day NHS work

    Royal Air Force2020-01-05
  10. "Fantastic Job"

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    Former Employee - Pilot Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best job in the world

    Cons

    Some unsociable aspects of the job

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    Royal Air Force2020-01-03
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