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)
Engineering Officer (Aerospace Systems and Communications Electronics);
Personnel Training Officer (Physical Training Instructor familiarisation also available as required on these dates);
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org