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Raf

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
just been having a look at their site, and yes im aware of all the risks and things you have to do in the military, but i think i'm willing to do it when i finish university in a year or 2

anyway ive been looknig at this, http://www.rafcareers.com/jobs/job_files/jobfile_airtrafficcontroller.cfm
http://www.rafcareers.com/jobs/job_files/jobfile_laboratory_technician.cfm
http://www.rafcareers.com/jobs/job_files/jobpage_intelligenceofficer.cfm
http://www.rafcareers.com/jobs/job_files/jobfile_general_technician_electrical.cfm

anyone have any personal experiences of the RAF, friends, family or you?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what is it you want to know???
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is the Lab Tech job IBMS (institute of biomedical scientists) accredited? If it is you might be able to do Biomedical Scientist training under the pay of the RAF. I've had an interview at my uni with a RAF rep and asked about Intel Officer but I've had migraines and that automatically rules out flight crew, atc and intel. If you're interested then either get yourself to your uni career office or go to your local AFCO. What degree are you doing?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is the Lab Tech job IBMS (institute of biomedical scientists) accredited? If it is you might be able to do Biomedical Scientist training under the pay of the RAF. I've had an interview at my uni with a RAF rep and asked about Intel Officer but I've had migraines and that automatically rules out flight crew, atc and intel. If you're interested then either get yourself to your uni career office or go to your local AFCO. What degree are you doing?


    i had asthma as kid i cant be air crew

    however as i havent had symtoms in at least 10 years im alright for ground crew stuff :)

    otherwise as fit as a fiddle well i need mroe exercise, but if i apply ill make sure i start doing more before the nightmare begins ie running everyday
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd like to know the full risks involved...before i invest in a large padlock and chain to stop you going.....:p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The army's rule on asthma is that if you go 3 years without any problems it's as if you've never had it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was going to join, then cirumstances changed and i decided not to. My ex is in teh RAF and hes an airframe technician or something or other. Its his 3rd year now. The first 9 weeks of military training is the worst of it really. Its very tough..there were times when he wanted to come home and not bother, but he stuck with it, and he now loves it. Get to go to places and be based anywhere in the country/abroad etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    and yes im aware of all the risks and things you have to do in the military,

    The RAF aren't the military, they are civilians in uniform. They get to stay in nice hotels, won't fly if its raining and get all the top kit... The aim of the RAF is to make sure you're never in danger and that PBI get buggered around.

    However for a less army biased view you might want to try PPRUNE

    http://www.pprune.org/forums/index.php?

    You might be able to get some views there.
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