RAF Air & Ground Steward - Level 3 Cabin Crew Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Employer:

RAF

Training Provider:

DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF

Annual wage £15,670.00 to £53,197.00
37.0 hours per week Depending on the role and section you're posted to, you could be working 8-5 Mon-Fri or working shifts 24/7. Total hours per week: 37.00
duration: 104 weeks
start: 2 December 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Cabin Crew (apprenticeship standard)
1 December 2020 (application closing date)
As an RAF Air & Ground Steward you will work as Cabin Crew on the A330-200 Voyager aircraft and later as part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron or work alongside industry partners in Military Messes.

Responsibilities

Once fully trained in Catering Hospitality and RAF Cabin Crew duties you will be responsible for the comfort, safety and welfare of passengers travelling on 10 Sqn or 101 Sqn Voyager aircraft based at RAF Brize Norton.

  • Your duties will include greeting passengers as they board and exit the plane, providing special attention to passengers as required
  • Serving meals and refreshments, checking the condition and provision of on-board emergency equipment and information for passengers, demonstrating emergency equipment and safety procedures
  • As well as administering first aid and dealing with passenger or crew emergencies

Having gained Voyager experience you could competitively transfer to 32 (The Royal) Squadron, fly on the BAe 146 aircraft based at RAF Northolt and routinely fly with Royals, The Prime Minister and senior members of the Cabinet and HM Forces.

After your first flying tour, unless you transfer to 32 (TR) Sqn, you will be employed on the ground, for at least one tour; supporting unit food services with our industry partners or as a member of 3 Mobile Catering Sqn, at RAF Wittering, providing military field catering on Operations and Exercises worldwide. Returning to Cabin Crew duties, after a ground tour, will be voluntary or to meet the need of the Service.

Future Prospects

Your first tour will be as Cabin Crew on the Airbus A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport Aircraft “Voyager”. During your first tour, you will consolidate your training and gain valuable experience that will prepare you for the rest of your RAF career. The consolidation period includes your Trade Ability Tests (TATs). Successful completion of TATs demonstrates that an individual has achieved an initial level of competence and is a prerequisite for promotion to the rank of SAC, unless you are on a Qualified AGS engagement.
A first tour is always demanding but also highly rewarding and you will be given the time to develop your skills and become an effective member of the team.

Further promotion to the rank of Corporal and beyond is by competitive selection. We want you to grow and experience all the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities that being an AGS has to offer, but it will be up to you manage your career and tell us when you are ready for a new challenge. Your first posting will be for 3 years plus an additional 1 year, if agreeable to all parties, and all following tours will be 3-5 years. SACs can be employed on Cabin Crew Squadrons, Catering Retail and Leisure Units, 3 Mobile Catering Squadron and on VIP duties. On promotion to Corporal you can add Instructional duties to possible employment areas.

QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

All AGS entrants will be enrolled on the Cabin Crew Apprenticeship Diploma Level 3, Reference: ST0558.

This qualification is recognised by all the trailblazers – British Airways, British Airways City Flyer, Flybe, EasyJet, Virgin, Eastern Airways, BMI Regional & Titan Airways. The apprenticeship is directly transferable to the industry after completion of service.

Skills Required

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Qualities Required

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Qualifications Required

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Training Provided

All entrants will complete specialist food service training at the Food Services Training School (Air) at Worthy Down, pre-employment land and sea survival training at Defence Survival Training Organisation, RAF St Mawgan. Decompression Training at the Aviation Medicine Training Wing, RAF Henlow and A330-200 Cabin Crew training at the AirTanker Academy, RAF Brize Norton, before finishing their flying training with Sqn instructors on 10 Sqn/101 Sqn.

Due to the multiple agencies involved in this training it will take between 14–16 weeks to complete.

(QUALIFIED AGS) SPECIALIST TRAINING

After recruit training, you will still complete the specialist training course to familiarise yourself with A330-200 Cabin Crew duties and food service procedures. On successful completion of the specialist training, you will then qualify for immediate promotion to Senior Aircraftman.

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