Cyberspace Communication Specialists ensure the RAF remains at the cutting edge of technological advances, essential for the RAF to be able to communicate effectively and move information around safely and securely. You will work as part of a highly trained and technologically skilled workforce that will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks.
You will work as part of a highly trained and technologically skilled workforce that will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including:
The technical knowledge is challenging, but the benefits, the achievements, and the impact are highly rewarding.
One of the many advantages of being a Cyberspace Communications Specialist is the incredible breadth and diversity of the roles that you could be employed in.
Upon completion of your training, you will graduate as an RAF ICT Tech and be sent on your first tour. Opportunities exist across the country for your first tour, but wherever you are sent you will be using your skills to immediately support the RAF’s output.
You will join a team responsible for managing your unit’s cyberspace systems. A first tour could be as part of 90 Signals Unit, which includes the RAF’s deployable expeditionary communications team.
This team deploys around the globe and a job here would have you supporting global operations by providing the cyberspace systems that enable communications back to the UK effectively.
Alternatively, you could be employed in an aircraft squadron, maintaining and supporting the aircraft’s mission support system that enables the aircraft to carry out its sorties.
Another current role for your first tour is to work within an information Hub, where you will be the first port of call for providing advice on software applications, information management and system administration, or repairing IT systems and installing software and hardware.
On successful completion of the application and selection process, your apprenticeship will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course 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 will also learn about the RAF lifestyle
The next step is a specialist training course at No 1 Radio School, Cosford, near Wolverhampton; a first-class training establishment. This foundation course is approx. 35 weeks long and is designed to prepare you for your first tour 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 and radio principles, mathematics, Cisco Academy IT Essentials, Cisco Introduction to Networks, Microsoft Server 2K12, Relational Databases, Programming Techniques, satellite and data communications, information systems and network administration and Cyber security
In addition, you will also be instructed in health and safety, maintenance practices and procedures, giving you the skills required to deploy and maintain, our range of communications information networks and sensors
The training you will receive at No 1 Radio School is recognised by a wide range of civilian employers and backed by transferable qualifications. During your specialist training as a Cyberspace Communication Specialist, where eligible, you will be enrolled on an Information Communication Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which is a Level 3 qualification
All knowledge requirements will be completed during your technical training, skills and behaviours will be captured within the work place during your first tour. You can also gain a Foundation Degree in Computing Science from Staffordshire University.
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness
GCSE or equivalent English Language, Grade C/4 or above Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics, Grade C/4 or above Essential
GCSE or equivalent an approved Science/Technology-based subject., Grade C/4 or above Desired
Royal Air Force
ROYAL AIR FORCE
Information communications technician (level 3)
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