Royal Air Force Employee Reviews about "away from home"

Updated 7 Dec 2020

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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Stephen Hillier (no image)
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99 Ratings
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  • "can spend lots of time away from family(in 77 reviews)

  • "Away from home a lot but that’s what you sign up for(in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities and experiences"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operations and Logistics Manager in King's Lynn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Working as a team, friendships and job satisfaction

    Cons

    Deployments and being away from home

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  2. "Good while it lasted"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Sunderland, North East England, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Easy, good money, good travel

    Cons

    Away from home, working away


  3. "Get to see the world"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Travel, health and dental, cheap accommodation, opportunities

    Cons

    Deployments, having to live away from home

  4. "Great for young people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a great lifestyle depending on what you want.

    Cons

    Maybe living away from home

  5. "great for a young lad, lady"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Lincoln, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    pay, time off, shifts, travel

    Cons

    living away from home. pay

  6. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - RAF SNCO Aircrew in London, England

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to travel and work within a fantastic team.

    Cons

    Time away from home for months at a time.

  7. "RAF"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Engineer in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Travel Pay Colleagues Security Inclusive

    Cons

    Hours, Flexibility, time away from home

  8. "Aircraft Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Middlesbrough, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Good if want a long and varied career within aeronautical engineering

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home

  9. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior AV Technician in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone from school to working you gain a lot

    Cons

    Away from home a lot but that’s what you sign up for

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  10. "Rise above the rest?"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Airframe Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours, Sporting opportunities

    Cons

    Time away from home, promotion prospects

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