Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • UNITED KINGDOM, GB

Description

ENGINEERING

COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN

CURRENTLY RECRUITING

As a Communications Infrastructure Technicians you will keep the RAF connected by setting up and maintaining essential aerial, radar and communications systems.


FULL-TIME REGULAR

SPARE TIME RESERVE


MINIMUM AVERAGE PAY OVER YOUR FIRST YEAR

£17,000+

+ Benefits

INITIAL PAY AFTER TRAINING

£18,800+

+ Benefits


IS THIS FOR YOU?


APPLICANTS MUST:

Be aged 17 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)

Have GCSE at Grade C/4 or SCE Standard at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) in English Language and Maths

Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or holder of dual UK/other nationality

Commit to minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training

Pass the Airman Selection Test

Pass a General Fitness Test


GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN:

Building and Problem solving

Gaming & Computers

Travelling the world

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE

Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms


WHAT WILL YOU DO?

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Repair and recover communication equipment

Investigate and fix faults with antenna systems, fibre optic links and radomes

Assemble and install communications infrastructure like masts and fibre optics


MY ROLE AS A CIT

As a Communication Infrastructure Technician, you will be required to work at heights in excess of 100 metres on support structures such as masts and towers, so you must have a head for heights. It could be your responsibility to assist with the erection of communications masts and systems, radome installation structures or install and repair fibre optic and data communications cables in a secure operations room. To make sure you are fully comfortable doing your job you will be trained to the highest standard in the use of various types of climbing, safety and rescue equipment, as well as fall arrest systems and other personal protective equipment.


WHY JOIN THE RAF?

Thanks to subsidised food, travel and accommodation and free gym you get more money in your pocket.


SALARY

BENEFITS

SALARY

Civilian Role

RAF Role

Rent from £75p/m

Free gym

Subsidised food

Health care

World travel

6 weeks holiday




You really feel like you’ve achieved something when someone’s got no communications, they’ve lost everything, and you go in there and repair it.



WAYNE

COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN


TRAINING AND CAREERS

TRAINING YOU'LL RECEIVE


Your career will start with 10 weeks of basic recruit training at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to military life. As well as fitness and military training, you will also learn about the RAF lifestyle.


SPECIALIST TRAINING


After graduating from recruit training, you will move to RAF Digby and attend the 18-week specialist Communication Infrastructure Technician foundation training. You will study a wide range of subjects such as Antenna Theory, Antenna Maintenance Practices and Procedures, Working at Height, Rescue Procedures, Health & Safety and Basic Engineering.


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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


ALL APPLICANTS MUST:

Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or holder of dual UK/other nationality.


Be aged 17 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


Have these minimum grades:

GCSE GCSE 2017 SNE

Mathematics C Grade 4 Grade 5

English Language C Grade 4 Grade 5

You can see what the RAF accepts in lieu of GCSEs & A Levels here


NATIONALITY & RESIDENCY

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

BACKGROUND CHECKS

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

If you don’t have any of the above, you might still be able to apply. For more information contact your local AFCO.


GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

Apply here and receive an email that invites you to your full online application.

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