RAF CIT - Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals RAF

Aerial, radar and communications systems are essential to RAF operations. Communications Infrastructure Technicians are responsible for setting up and maintaining these systems.

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

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,931.00 - £18,489.00

  • Working week

    Depending on the role and section you're posted to, you could be working 8-5 Mon-Fri or working shifts.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


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

 Similar civilian roles include: Telecommunications Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Please view the eligibility criteira on the RAF Recruitment website.

Personal qualities

17-30 (Must Attest before 30th Birthday)

Qualifications required

GCSE at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or SCE Standard at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English and Mathematics.

Future prospects

As a Communication Infrastructure Tech there are various opportunities at developing your skill sets. As you undertake new roles, you will have the chance to take courses that will help you meet the challenges in your new posts, such as; CISCO networking, CIDA, Project Management and Defence Instruction Techniques (DIT). Your First Tour For your first assignment, you will be posted to an RAF base in the UK with experienced TG4 CIT’s, where you will be part of small teams responsible for maintaining various RAF stations communications within the UK or Overseas. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills which include maintenance of aircraft ground support and navigation aids communications, Fibre optics and structured cabling, radome maintenance and installations and mast and tower construction. The skills and experience you gain throughout your career as a Communication Infrastructure Tech in the RAF will equip you for a number of civilian jobs in the public and private sector. These include: Wind turbine Technicians, Network & Data Communications Engineers, Mast & Towers Telecoms Technicians & Power Engineers.

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 50+ 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

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
Level 2 Functional Skills in English
Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
Level 2 Functional Skills in Information and Communications Technology
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

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.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2018