General Technician (Workshops)

£15,670 - £20,000 yearly
  • RAF
  • Halton, Aylesbury, UK
  • 26 Aug, 2021
Full time Aerospace and Aviation Automotive Defence and Military Public Sector and Government

Job Description


  • Be aged 16 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)
  • GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) in English, Maths & Science/Tech based subject
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
  • Commit to minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training
  • Pass the Airman Selection Test
  • Pass a Fitness test 


  • Use manual and computer-operated machinery like drilling, milling, cutting and forming equipment
  • Manufacture or modify aircraft parts to strict standards
  • Consult with Aircraft Technicians on the best methods of component removal and fitting


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.


The next step is a specialist training course at MOD St Athan, near Cardiff, which lasts approximately 54 weeks. You will be enrolled on an Advanced Apprenticeship and a team of RAF and civilian instructors will teach you production engineering principles. You will then put the theory into practice when learning the 3 main disciplines of sheet metalwork, welding and machining. On successful completion of the training course, you will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 3 Progression Award in Engineering Fabrication and Welding before your first posting. Your specialist training, along with the experience you gain on the job, will lead to the award of an NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Production, and your Advanced Apprenticeship could be completed within 3 years of joining the RAF.