Watch Again - Royal Air Force

Why life in the RAF is ‘no ordinary job’

This webinar captures a range of very different and remarkable stories from people who have chosen to pursue a career with the Royal Air Force.

We think these stories are really eye-opening, debunking misconceptions about life in the RAF – from having the flexibility to work from home, to gaining amazing experiences in places like Qatar and the Falklands. There is an immense variety of roles and once you join you will be able to experience many of them. The choice really is yours.

Hosted by

Jessica Luck
Gradcracker
Sophie Hare-Scott
Gradcracker

Guest speakers

Keith Edge
Engineering Recruitment
James Maguire
Communications Engineering Branch Head
Gareth Bolton
SO3 Plans Development
Sunith de Fonseka
AeroSystems Engineer
Amy Parkinson
Typhoon Electrical Engineering Authority
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This webinar was originally broadcast on
Thursday, 8th October 2020

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What do I need to become an Engineering Officer?

Keith Edge, from Engineering Recruitment in the Royal Air Force, describes what you need to apply for one of their Engineering Officer roles.

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"We're always looking for the right person"

Keith Edge, from Engineering Recruitment in the Royal Air Force, shares his inside knowledge of the RAF's application process.

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What fitness level do you need to attain?

Keith Edge, from Engineering Recruitment, talks about the fitness assessment that is part of the Royal Air Force's recruitment process. 

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Set up to succeed

Changing paths, working in the Falkland Islands and managing a team of 52 people – we think James's journey is definitely worth a listen if you're starting a role with the Royal Air Force.

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Joining the RAF as a Commonwealth national

Sunith de Fonseka, AeroSystems Engineer, joined the Royal Air Force as a Commonwealth national. Watch this video to find out more about his experiences!

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Chartership in the RAF

Gareth is working towards his Chartered Engineer status with the Royal Air Force – find out how you can do the same.

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