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Updated 30 Jan 2020

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3.6
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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Stephen Hillier (no image)
Stephen Hillier
47 Ratings
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  1. "Opportunities of the RAF"

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    Current Employee - Weapons Engineer 

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great chance to meet new people, push yourself and travel the world

    Cons

    Spending time away from family and loved ones

    Royal Air Force2019-10-07
  2. "RAF"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager 

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

    Pros

    Well looked after. Plenty of time off for sports etc.

    Cons

    Too much time away from family

    Royal Air Force2020-01-30
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Join to travel"

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    Current Employee - Engineer, Asset Management in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, life experience, travel, tech and good friendships

    Cons

    Potentially living away from family if they are settled in another area.

    Royal Air Force2019-12-12
  6. "Best job going"

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    Current Employee - ATCO in Boscombe, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, unusual, different, enjoyable, fun

    Cons

    Time consuming and away from family

    Royal Air Force2019-10-06
  7. "An ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Inventory and Stock Control Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full pay sick leave, time off, job security

    Cons

    Poor management, workload, work life balance, career progression, time away from family.

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    Royal Air Force2019-10-19
  8. "The best experiences"

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    Current Employee - ICT Support Technician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, wages, accommodation, work environment, camaraderie

    Cons

    Time away from family, not much choice where you serve.

    Royal Air Force2019-09-20
  9. "Some trades have had their hay day."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force

    Pros

    Good opportunities to travel, very competitive wages and a decent leave allowance.

    Cons

    Too much time away from family and too many worthless courses

    Royal Air Force2019-09-02
  10. "Would do it again"

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    Current Employee - Royal Air Force in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rich and varied work, however due to ever increasing cutbacks to personnel and budgets, it’s very busy. After 22 years of service I’d do it all again

    Cons

    Time spent away from family,

    Royal Air Force2019-07-17

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