Your Apprenticeship Programme

Your career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you will also learn about the RAF lifestyle.

Your apprenticeship training will start at the No 1 Radio School (No 1 RS), Cosford, near Wolverhampton – a first-class training establishment. This foundation course takes approximately 37 weeks, and is designed to prepare you for your first tours by giving you a breadth of skills and knowledge across the full range of duties you may be employed in.

You will study a range of subjects, including:

  • Electronic and radio principles
  • Mathematics
  • Cisco Academy IT Essentials
  • Cisco Introduction to Networks
  • Microsoft Server 2K12
  • Relational databases
  • Programming techniques
  • Satellite and data communications
  • Information systems and network administration
  • Cyber security.

In addition, you will also be instructed in health and safety, maintenance practices, and the procedures and hands-on technical skills required to deploy and maintain our range of communications information networks and sensors.

RAF Engineering Apprenticeships

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RAF Engineering

The Royal Air Force of today is the most technologically advanced it has ever been. To keep us at the cutting edge of technology we are looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join our team.

As an apprentice in the RAF you will gain a professional qualification and have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it. Find out more now.

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