ONGOING TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As your career progresses, we will continue to train you in new skills. In addition to management and leadership training you may be selected for one of a number of Further Training (FT) courses. This will be in one of the specialist intelligence fields of Imagery (IMINT), Signals (SIGINT) or Electronic (ELINT), after your first tour in OPINT.
YOUR FIRST TOUR
For your first assignment you may be posted to an Intelligence Cell (Int Cell) at an RAF station or operational Squadron working in direct support to platforms such as F-35, P8, RIVET JOINT and Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS). Alternatively, you could be employed in a more strategic
role based at RAF Wyton, working within the Air & Space Intelligence Centre (ASIC), National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI) or one of the squadrons within 1 ISR Wing. You will be required to utilise state of the art systems to support more senior analysts across the whole spectrum of roles including SIGINT, IMINT and OPINT in the production of Intelligence Reports, Mission Reports and summaries. More specialist roles may be available at Joint Service Signals Unit (JSSU) Digby, JSSU Cyprus, 54 Signals Unit (SU) or 591 SU. Here you will be employed on a wide range of tasks relating to the analysis of complex communications data transmissions or defensive Cyber. During your first tour you will initially work under supervision until you gain experience. At some of these locations you may be required to work shifts which include unsociable hours and weekends but with subsequent stand down periods.
The qualifications and experience you will gain are as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF. This means that whenever you decide to leave the RAF you will be well placed to find a job in a number of fields. This could include telecommunications, analytical work, research, media, information technology or the Civil Service. All Int Ans will be offered the opportunity to
complete an RAF Higher Apprenticeship in Intelligence Operations – this is the only Level 4 Apprenticeship the RAF offers. As you progress you will gain a great deal of management and leadership experience which you will have the opportunity to transfer into relevant civilian qualifications. We will give you the confidence and broad experience to succeed in whatever you choose to do.