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Career with the Police? (And any info on jengo's in the RAF) watch

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    Hi, I'm currently filling in an application for the police and was wondering if i was to get to the next stage what does the assesment centre involve?

    Also if anyone has any info on being an engineering officer in the RAF i'd be greatful too please. Looking for info on the communications side not on the fixing up planes side.

    I'm going for engineering officer (hopefully Aerosystems though), what do you want to know?

    Go to Engineering Officer for details on reqirements, pay etc. Plus the rest of the site will tell you everything from lifestyle to how to apply.

    Any other questions, post here and if I can help I will.
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    Cheers, yeah i've done all that, looked at the site been to the AFCO for a chat then presentation, just sent in my second application form. What i'm after is some info on what you actually do as a Engineering Officer, i mean fingers crossed they'll like my application form and invite me to a filter interview, i'm just wondering what they'll expect you to know about being an Engineering officer, will they want in depth technical knowledge about the systems or what?


    They wont expect you to have any real technical knowledge, they'll teach you all that after IOT in you engineering training. You degree shows how quickly you learn and how smart you are. Everyone there has been a new graduat and unless they've got very short memories they know that you come out of uni knowing nothing of any use in the real world. The degree gets you the job, then you start learning how to do it, not the other way around.

    As for what you'll be doing, obviously I don't know all the jobs that an electronics and communications engineer could find themselves doing, but some examples are: -

    Incharge of a team that parachutes into an area of importance (what ever it might be) to set up communication between the front and HQ. Or you could be incharge of a Rapier crew, having to take your Rapier into the field to conducted forward anti-air operations.

    There's probebly plenty of crappy jobs that you could find yourself doing that they don't tell you about (as with any job), but those are the two coolist sounding ones.
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