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Can anyone confirm if a diagnosis of Autism would prevent a student embarking on an RAF Apprenticeship at 16?
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Can anyone confirm if a diagnosis of Autism would prevent a student embarking on an RAF Apprenticeship at 16?
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No, we can't, because medical standards can only be judged by those doctors involved in the application process.

The only way you can know is by applying.

Reasonable guess, though, is that, yes, it would.
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Can anyone confirm if a diagnosis of Autism would prevent a student embarking on an RAF Apprenticeship at 16?
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Also, do you understand the application process?

You don't join on an 'RAF Apprenticeship' as such. You are going into the RAF to do a specific role and the apprenticeship is obtained if you successfully complete specialist training and a portfolio of certain tasks during your first tour.
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(Original post by Surnia)Also, do you understand the application process?

“You don't join on an 'RAF Apprenticeship' as such. You are going into the RAF to do a specific role and the apprenticeship is obtained if you successfully complete specialist training and a portfolio of certain tasks during your first tour.”



Right, Thankyou. It certainly isn’t looking hopeful then for hopeful candidates on the ASD register. 😞
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Can anyone confirm if a diagnosis of Autism would prevent a student embarking on an RAF Apprenticeship at 16?
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It can do, but it's looked at on a case by case basis. It's why the medical is part of the application process.

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It can do, but it's looked at on a case by case basis. It's why the medical is part of the application process.

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Thanks Adam, that’s helped. 👍🏼
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(Original post by Surnia)Also, do you understand the application process?

“You don't join on an 'RAF Apprenticeship' as such. You are going into the RAF to do a specific role and the apprenticeship is obtained if you successfully complete specialist training and a portfolio of certain tasks during your first tour.”



Right, Thankyou. It certainly isn’t looking hopeful then for hopeful candidates on the ASD register. 😞
I queried it because of the way you phrased it, embarking on an apprenticeship. Most people just say they are joining up, but there are those who have read about apprenticeships and have thought it's something that can be done like work experience, ie spend a year or so working alongside the RAF then moving on to something else.
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I queried it because of the way you phrased it, embarking on an apprenticeship. Most people just say they are joining up, but there are those who have read about apprenticeships and have thought it's something that can be done like work experience, ie spend a year or so working alongside the RAF then moving on to something else.
I phrased it in exactly the same way it is advertised to school leavers. For example “Have you considered an RAF Apprenticeship?” Or “an RAF Apprenticeship offers a UK recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career” or “23 Roles to choose from with RAF Apprenticeships”.
And therefore didn’t really consider I needed to rephrase it as I am quoting from raf.mod.uk/recruitment.
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