A typical working day in the airforce starts at 0700 and finishes at 1900 on a 5 on 5 off shift pattern. My day is always changing due to the high work load and fast pace of the military. From meeting technicians demands for parts and spares to delivery briefs for the pilots and officers on current outstanding items that are needed. Also my day can consist of speaking to provisioning teams about getting items released to the airforce or loaning items from other allied military forces. Also we deal with Boeing aerospace as our aircraft platforms use parts from them. I get stuck in to jobs that can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hour such as picking items and dispatching them to various locations around camp, I also sort out repair solutions for items of high value that need to be shipped across the world and put in place tracking information so that the airforce always has viability of these item regardless of where in the world they are.
Being in the military I have learnt the basics of work which ranges from discipline, motivation, an eagerness to learn and achieve, respect and to carry out my responsibilities to the best of my ability.
Being in a logistical trade whilst in the military has opened my eyes to just how important my role is even though I am not on the front line my job effects the front line directly if I have not carried out my role successfully. From communication skills to being able to give a brief are just a few of many skills that I very learnt during my time with the Raf.
Free gym, health and medical care, paid holidays
Living away from family, long hours, going on tour