RAF - Intelligence Analyst - Any info? Watch

Amnesia180
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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone has any info on the Intelligence Analyst role?

I have all the info from the AFCO, and done some searching around the web. Most of the posts I have found are dated back to 2008/2009.

I am very keen to progress my application for this trade (I have a 1st interview shortly).

If anyone has any info on transferrable experience to civilian careers, as well as specialisms and pros/cons of the trade as it is today I would be very greatful.

I am trying to gear up so I can answer any questions that might be thrown to me!

Cheers
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Drewski
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Info from back then is still largely relevant, not too much has really changed aside from the numbers being recruited.

Transferable skills? Think about things like data analysis, investigatory [kinda] work, that rough area, depending on what you go and do, whether it be imagery, signals, possibly humint [human intelligence].

Pros and cons? More or less the same as most other trades, time away from home, time spent living a nomadic life... then there's the fact you can't really discuss with anyone what you're doing.


Yeah, there's not a lot of information out there... That's half the point
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Amnesia180
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Thanks, I suppose you are right - it's secretive (hence the reason not being able to find many specifics).

I have a keen interest in imagery, HUMINT and communications/electronics. Without sounding too 'secret agent' like, would this be transferrable to places such as GCHQ, Private Investigation (related), business analyst, etc.

I understand it might sound like I am jumping the gun (thinking of post-RAF careers before I've even got into the RAF), but I like to think ahead and be aware of what I could potentially be working toward. Afterall, I may be set on spending the full length of service (which I have heard is 30 years from the age you join... can someone confirm this?). However, the RAF may have other plans for me, who is to say I won't get caught in a batch of redundancies in several years to come?
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TKD86
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Hi,

I have a quick question regarding Int Analysts which I am hoping someone can help with (have searched but can't find an answer anywhere).

From what I can gather

An RAF Int Analyst is paid £18,340 after 1 year of training.

An Army OPMI is promoted to LCpl following Phase 2 training and therefore paid c£23k, a significantly higher salary.

Is there a reason why the two forces approach pay and rank incentives differently for a role which I assume involves similar levels of responsibility?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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(Original post by TKD86)
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After 1yr of training an RAF Int An would not be of the same rank level as an Army LCpl and the pay reflects that. When the Int An becomes an SAC - or progresses to level 4/5 on the Range 1 payscales - they'll be getting to the £21/23k pay.

Besides, it's widely acknowledged that the 'perks' of being in the RAF including general conditions are better than those in the Army.


As to why there's a difference in approaches between the RAF and the Army, I couldn't tell you.
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