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What does skiing in Austria have to do with being a HR specialist for the Adjutant General’s Corps?   With an Army apprenticeship, you can go anywhere. That’s why we were Rich’s first choice when he left university and decided to become a professional in business administration. Not only does he get to travel for work, he also has access to Adventurous Training opportunities, like learning to ski, scuba dive or parachute. “Not long after completing my apprenticeship, I was

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Harriet’s apprenticeship took her from engineering novice to trained vehicle mechanic   Are you craving a new adventure? Not sure what to do next? You’re not alone. When Harriet finished her studies, she realised she wanted to make a fresh start.  “I wanted to do something completely different—but I had no technical background at all.” That’s why, when you join the Army as an apprentice, we make sure you start gaining transferable skills from day one. You don’t need to

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Jaz is an air and ground steward with the RAF “I joined the RAF at 17, and by 21 I have been to over 20 countries, including Barbados, Canada, America, the Middle East, Cyprus, Africa and Jamaica. Outside of work, I have gained several qualifications, including an FA coaching qualification, which I use to coach football in the local community.” “Having achieved a level 3 cabin crew apprenticeship diploma, I have enhanced my education by enrolling in courses and gaining

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Steve is an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) for the RAF “I joined the RAF in May 2017 as an air and space operations specialist (flight operations) and currently work in the air traffic control tower at the RAF College at Cranwell. I work alongside the air operations controllers, with responsibilities including keeping track of all air systems flying in the visual circuit, while making sure that flight safety is being obeyed. I feel I make a huge

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Morag, an air and ground steward, is a natural fit for the RAF “I joined the Royal Air Force in 2015 after studying hotel and hospitality at a local college; I come from a military family so joining the RAF was a natural course of action for me.” “After the excitement of initial training, I moved to Worthy Down to complete my professional training. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Catering Training Squadron and much to my delight I

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Steve specialises in cyberspace communications for the RAF “I joined the RAF as a cyberspace communication specialist because it seemed to be the most diverse trade—going from satellite communications, providing datalinks deployed across the world, to IT support for fixed systems.” “From initial training at RAF Halton and professional training at RAF Cosford, I was posted into the ground support systems team for the Typhoon aircraft. As I’ve become more experienced I’m often asked for my advice on different issues,

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Sophie supports the personnel of the Royal Air Force (RAF) “Having worked in administration for a civilian company for a couple of years I felt I wanted more from my role. A friend suggested that the RAF may be the path for me; turns out she was right! During training, I completed a level 3 apprenticeship in business administration, which took me back into the learning environment. I really enjoyed it. Having achieved my apprenticeship, I am looking to further

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Abigail is 21-years-old and is currently undertaking a level 4 project professional apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Abigail said: “At the age of 18 I was still unsure what I wanted to do for a career. University was a popular option and at the time it seemed like the only logical path. I felt a lot of pressure to do a degree and I attended Bath Spa University for a year studying psychology

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The Royal Marines train thousands every year at their first-class facilities in Devon Commando Training Centre Royal Marines is based at Lympstone in Devon. It trains new recruits and reserves, as well as delivering specialist trade training and continuation training. The Royal Marines are the only armed force to train officers and other ranks in the same place, although they follow different courses. All Royal Marines return to Lympstone many times as they progress through their career. From the Potential

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Meet Norbert, a chef with the Royal Airforce (RAF), a multiple award winner, a deployment to the Falklands under her belt, and a keen netball player “My journey began at RAF Halton in 2013. I then progressed onto my trade training at RAF Worthy Down, where I was awarded best student. My first posting was to RAF Benson in 2014, where I am currently.” “I quickly gained experience in my trade. This cultivated confidence and empowered me to compete in

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