RAF Aircraft Technician (Avionics) - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture RAF

Aircraft Technicians, Avionics, maintain and repair the sophisticated electrical, electronic and sensory systems of RAF aircraft. They begin as Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics and after two years undergo specialist avionics training to become Aircraft Techn

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,931.00 - £18,489.00

  • Working week

    Shifts including evenings & weekends

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    130 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


Typical Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the high performance of aircraft radar, communication, reconnaissance and target acquisition equipment
  • Maintain the systems that generate and distribute electricity on aircraft
  • Repair on-board technologies that select, arm and release weapons

Similar civilian jobs  Aircraft maintenance or Aircraft manufacturing.

Requirements and prospects

Personal qualities

16–30* *(Must attest before 30th birthday)

This is the noramal age criteria for entry in  this role in the RAF

Qualifications required

Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17)or equivalent in English language, Mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject. 

A list of alternative approved Science and Technology qualifications can be found below Acceptable Science and Technology Qualifications

Future prospects

You gain the apprenticeship as part of phase two (trade) training for the role, meaning you have a guaranteed job the moment you complete it The NVQs and Apprenticeships that you can earn are as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF. Furthermore, as an aircraft engineer in the RAF, the skills and qualifications you will have gained will place you in good stead for a wide range of employment fields when you leave the RAF.

Things to consider

To join the RAF you will also need to meet fitness, health, nationality, residency, and other criteria detailed on the RAF Recruitment website.

About the employer

Today's modern RAF is the UK's aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It's made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment our focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they're well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF. We offer 60+ roles ranging from drivers and photographers to engineers and nurses, but the opportunity and lifestyle that comes with joining the RAF is bigger than that. Regardless of role, gender, age, background or qualifications, we offer: World-class training and ongoing development. A highly competitive benefits package. A culture of camaraderie. Individual responsibility within a wider team of exceptional individuals. Full-time Regular and spare-time Reserve commitment levels. The ability to see and stay in touch with your friends and family, while also forging new friendships. Sporting opportunities and facilities. Top-of the line kit. The opportunity to be part of an equal opportunity organisation listed as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women.



Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics,
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Information and Communication Technology
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ministry Of Defence


Adam Proctor

Employer's Application Instructions

We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information and begin your application please visit the RAF Recruitment website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2018