Really interested in Joining the RAF as an Engineer. I just would like to know what would an RAF Engineering Officer (Aerosystems) typical day be like and how much of the job is management and how much is engineering. Thanks.
As an officer, there isn't much engineering you'll have hands-on with, you're there to manage and lead your team of technicians but you will be in the environments. Looking at jobs, prioritising and maintaining the standards for operation.
There's very little hands-on engineering, but you will need an understanding of how systems work to make a judgement on priorities and safety. You could have a large team working for you, in which case you are responsible for management of their career development, welfare, training and discipline, or you may have no staff at all. You'll also have duties covering wider aspects of work such as health and safety and quality assurance.