The RAF provides a platform to work in varied environments in a variety of job roles.
Air Traffic Control is a shift work rotation, and the atmosphere depends on which station you happen to be working at. Most are calm and relaxed, interspersed with periods of high activity. I never met an unprofessional ATC.
Training is a pain, and not related to the job role you eventually become, and there is widespread ridicule for the IOT program as it stands, but there are signs that it will be updated to reflect the roles of the RAF in future.
The hardest part of the job is the volatility, but that's also the best part of the job because you are constantly able to have new experiences. The benefits package is comprehensive, although the pension is consistently at risk.
Benefits package incl. subsidised housing
Inconsistent admin, contractors are awful, poor living standards