The Royal Air Force offers a challenging and extremely rewarding career across a wide range of roles and specialisations. Being in the Royal Air Force is not just a job, it is a way of life and the person that we are always looking for is someone who is ready to accept a challenge and who wants to work as part of an exceptional team. If you think that you are right for us and want to find out more then go online to www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment.
ICT Technician (Communications & Intelligence)
Minimum Degree Grade:
No degree required
Minimum UCAS Points:
Assist with Work Permits:
Type of Role:
Software Engineering / Development , Consultant / Analyst , Hardware Engineer , Network Engineering / Development , Telecoms Engineering
The RAF relies upon a complex network of communication, radar and information systems around the world. ICT Technicians are responsible for maintaining and repairing these systems.
Manage equipment like tactical satellite systems and airfield radars
Support IT users and local area networks
Set up communication and control systems for operations and exercises
Initial pay after training
£17,485 + Benefits
Pay during training
£14,348 + Benefits
Your career will start with a 10 week Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.
Specialist Training (Phase 2)
The next step is a Trade training course at No 1 Radio School (No 1 RS), Cosford, near Wolverhampton; a first-class training establishment. This foundation course is approx 12 months long and is designed to prepare you for your first tours by giving you a breadth of skills and knowledge across the full range of duties you may be employed in. You will study a range of subjects, including: electronic principles; radar and radio principles; mathematics; satellite and data communications; video-conferencing; information systems and network administration and security. In addition you will also be instructed in health and safety, maintenance practices, procedures and hands-on technical skills required to deploy and maintain our range of communications information networks and sensors.
Your First Tour
During your first tour, you will be employed as part of a team responsible for managing your unit’s ICT systems. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, which may include maintenance tasks associated with satellite terminals, Fibre Optics, aircraft support and other systems vital to the operation of the RAF. Alternatively you could be employed on an airfield maintaining air traffic services, within an information hub (IHub), where you will be the first port of call providing advice on software applications, information management and exploitation and system administration or within an engineering section repairing IT systems and installing software and hardware.