CAREERS FAMILIARISATION VISITS AT ROYAL AIR FORCE COSFORD

As your point of contact for RAF Careers Familiarisation Visits to Royal Air Force Cosford, I am seeking to raise awareness of RAF career opportunities.  The RAF needs quality individuals for service in the RAF; to this end, RAF Cosford offers dynamic RAF Careers Familiarisation Visits:

Aircraft Technician (with discrete Weapons Technician & Survival Equipment Fitter familiarisation as required)

24   January                  Mechanical;

25   January                  Avionics;

1     February                Avionics

2     February                Mechanical;

28   March                     Mechanical;

29   March                     Avionics;

10   May                         Mechanicl;

11   May                         Avionics;

21   June                        Mechanical;

22   June                        Avionics;

4     July                           Mechanical;

5     July                           Avionics;

Cyberspace Communications Specialist (ICT Technician)

26 January

7 February

9 March

4 April

9 May

18 May

20 June

6   July

13 July

RAF Police

6      February

27    February

17    May

15   June

Engineering Officer (Aerospace Systems and Communications Electronics);

31    January

28    February

29    March

24    May

30    June

11   July

Personnel Training Officer (Physical Training Instructor familiarisation also available as required on these dates);

19   January

8     March

23   May

12   July

 

RAF trades are accredited Modern Apprenticeships (please see attached). So, students may apply to join the RAF from 15 years and 9 months old on the basis of their predicted GCSE grades, with a view to enlisting on or soon after their 16th birthday subject to satisfactory exam results – hence, they can ‘earn while they learn’ (currently starting at circa £15K).

Candidates are expected to be conversant with www.raf.mod.uk/careers  which provides useful background and context. Visits are entirely free with lunch provided gratis  too – all you have to do is turn up with well-motivated students promptly by 0955 in smart casual attire (suit or jacket and tie for officer candidates) armed with a genuine interest in what the RAF has to offer.

Visits often involve candidates undertaking practical exercises, for which protective clothing is provided; Visits are rarely undersubscribed and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Nominations should include student’s name, email address, date of birth and a contact number. Transport details will also be needed as well as staff and driver’s names too, please.

For planning purposes:

Assemble:     0955 hours prompt at Main Gate RAF Cosford WV7 3EX; Cosford railway station is opposite the Main Gate. Please ensure you allow for travel delays.

Dispersal:      1515 hrs from Main Gate car park

Contact:

Squadron Leader Andy Thayne | Community Careers Liaison Officer| Building 156, Royal Air Force Cosford, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX| ( mil: 95561 Ext 7232 | ( civi: +44 (0) 1902 377232| 3 mobile: +44 (0) 7989 398442 | *  COS-CCLO@mod.uk  or andy.thayne241@mod.uk

 

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