Royal Air Force Employee Reviews about "adventurous training"

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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  1. "This isn't a job but a way of life"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Logistics Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Poor management"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Lincoln, England

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

    Pros

    Adventure training, cheap accommodation, training.

    Cons

    poor work life balance, slow career progression.


  3. "Just another job."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor in Halton, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    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. "Slow start, gets a lot better out of training."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - ICT Technician in Lossiemouth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sport, Leave, Adventure training, Colleagues and Locations

    Cons

    Locations due to never knowing where you could get posted.

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  5. "No longer viable"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Weapons in Carterton, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Adventure training and trade training and operations.

    Cons

    Management, progression in this trade.

  6. "Amazing experiences"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Trade Manager in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World wide travel, adventurous training a way of life

    Cons

    lack of infrastructure investment, wrong areas of cost cutting

  7. "RSF"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lincoln, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    travel opportunities, sport, social, adventure training

    Cons

    away from home, long commuting

  8. "Good Career"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - ICT Technician in North Yorkshire, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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.

  9. "Best way to find yourself and see the world doing it."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Peterborough, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great promotion opportunities, plenty of time to see the world, lots of sporting and adventurous training accessible, meet lots of new people and learn many quality skills daily.

    Cons

    Deployment lengths (personal opinion), live by strict rules and timings, some training can be monotonous.

  10. "Under Funded, True value of perks is low."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Squadron Leader in High Wycombe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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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