Royal Air Force Employee Reviews about "adventurous training"

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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Pros
  • "Lots of opportunities to travel(in 53 reviews)

  • "World wide travel, adventurous training a way of life(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Depending on role, a lot of time away from home(in 83 reviews)

  • "Travel and living away from home(in 60 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      This isn't a job but a way of life

      Oct 7, 2020 - Logistics Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      You will receive some of the best training in the world in order to fulfil your role and excellent professional development. Every 2 years you will change role and location in order to build your basic command and trade skills, each role progressively becoming more complex and with greater responsibility. Once you have completed the core role requirements you will become eligible for promotion (4-8 years) You will be promoted based upon your performance and your displayed ability to perform at the next level. This is done in a competitive manner against your peers and the best get promoted (work hard, don't do the minimum!) Great opportunities for extra curricular activities, sport, adventurous training, personal development. All subsidised by the RAF.

      Cons

      You are never off duty, this job pays 24/7 for a reason. You may not get the posting you want and you will be expected to deploy on operations (4-6months away). How you behave socially can and will impact your yearly reports.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Poor management

      Jan 10, 2021 - Aircraft Technician in Lincoln, England, England
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      Pros

      Adventure training, cheap accommodation, training.

      Cons

      poor work life balance, slow career progression.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Just another job.

      Jan 18, 2021 - Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor in Halton, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      - Pension - Sport and Adventurous Training opportunities - Training - when they want to fork out for qualifications

      Cons

      Unfortunately, alot of people joining now are joining as "just another job" and have minimal, if no, pride in wearing the uniform. They join to gain a few qualifications before leaving for a better salary.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      No longer viable

      Dec 2, 2020 - Engineering Technician Weapons in Carterton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Adventure training and trade training and operations.

      Cons

      Management, progression in this trade.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Slow start, gets a lot better out of training.

      Sep 6, 2020 - ICT Technician in Lossiemouth, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sport, Leave, Adventure training, Colleagues and Locations

      Cons

      Locations due to never knowing where you could get posted.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Amazing experiences

      Aug 4, 2020 - Trade Manager in Basingstoke, England, England
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      Pros

      World wide travel, adventurous training a way of life

      Cons

      lack of infrastructure investment, wrong areas of cost cutting

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      RSF

      Jul 30, 2020 - Electrical Engineer in Lincoln, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      travel opportunities, sport, social, adventure training

      Cons

      away from home, long commuting

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Career

      Jul 2, 2020 - ICT Technician in North Yorkshire, England, England
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      Pros

      Opportunities for Adventure Training and to travel the world. Training is usually of a good standard.

      Cons

      Some training courses especially in the IT sector are hard to come by and they won't pay for any certification so that you can prove to employers when you leave of your qualifications. You can get sent away form your family for months at a time sometimes at short notice.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Under Funded, True value of perks is low.

      Apr 26, 2020 - Squadron Leader in High Wycombe, England, England
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      Pros

      Sport and Adventure Training, Qualifications available where funding and chain of command support (a matter of chance rather than guarantee).

      Cons

      Below inflation pay rises. Pension and salary becoming increasingly less than average when compared with experience and qualifications of peers in other industry. Work can be trivial, without real responsibility.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Pros and cons

      Mar 10, 2020 - Firefighter in Lincoln, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension Subsidised accommodation Adventure training Sports

      Cons

      Low pay Long hours Unsociable hours 1 year turnaround times for deployments

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