Modern Apprentice - SAC Lilly Holford from RAF Lossiemouth

March 5, 2019

What type of Apprenticeship did you/are you doing? (Foundation, Modern or Graduate)

 

Apprenticeship Type: RAF Intermediate (equiv to Modern in Scotland)

Subject: Aeronautical Engineering

 

Which employer did you do/are you doing an Apprenticeship with?

 

Royal Air Force currently serving at RAF Lossiemouth

 

What did you want to do when you were in Secondary School as a career?

 

During secondary school I knew that I wanted to be in the military, but I wasn’t sure on the exact job that I wanted to do or how to get there.

 

What subjects did you enjoy in Secondary School/College?

 

The subjects that I enjoyed most at school were Maths, Chemistry and PE.

 

Why did you decide to do an Apprenticeship?

 

An Apprenticeship was the best option for me because I could get paid a substantial wage whilst learning and earning qualifications. Doing my apprenticeship with the RAF means that I am guaranteed a job for at least 12 years, with the options to extend this time.

 

What did/do you enjoy most about your Apprenticeship?

 

An RAF Apprenticeship gives me the option to travel all over the world, which is something I enjoy doing. During this year I will be going to Cyprus and Malaysia, whilst still learning and completing my apprenticeship and earning a good salary.

 

Were there any entry requirements for your Apprenticeship?

 

To do an apprenticeship is the RAF you have to meet certain joining criteria, for example:

  • A fitness test

  • The airman aptitude test

  • Educational requirements.

The educational requirements are Scottish National Grade 5 in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject.

 

What advice would you give to anyone else considering an Apprenticeship?

 

The biggest piece of advice I would give is to research what Apprenticeships are out there, there are many apprenticeships available for a wide range of jobs. Make sure you find out exactly what your apprenticeship will involve and that it is the right one for you.

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