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LH
May 25, 2015, 1:29pm

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Due to leave the RAF in October and looking to get into rail engineering. If there is anyone on here who is in the industry or knows someone etc would you mind PMing me as I have a few questions. Thanks in advance.
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I work for the railway Leon, I work as a signaller at Grimsby Pasture Street signal box, I do know that applying for jobs has changed in regards that you have to apply for an advertised job, when I started on the railway you could hand in a cv and they would contact you if you fitted the criteria they were looking for, I would definitely recommend a career on the railway if you can get in mate.

At the moment they seem to be taking on a lot of Graduates, if you require any other info on human resources addresses etc etc let me know and I'll get back to you.


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grimsby pete
May 25, 2015, 7:28pm

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Quoted from LH
Due to leave the RAF in October and looking to get into rail engineering. If there is anyone on here who is in the industry or knows someone etc would you mind PMing me as I have a few questions. Thanks in advance.


Only seemed like yesterday you were joining the RAF LH,

How long have you been in the forces mate ?


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LH
May 25, 2015, 9:55pm

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It'll be six and a half years when I leave Pete. We were relegated to the Conference about 11 months after I joined up so hopefully next season a few months after I've left we'll be promoted back up so I don't miss the midweek home blockbusters with Accrington Stanley and Morecambe!
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Marinerz93
May 26, 2015, 4:27pm

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It'll be six and a half years when I leave Pete. We were relegated to the Conference about 11 months after I joined up so hopefully next season a few months after I've left we'll be promoted back up so I don't miss the midweek home blockbusters with Accrington Stanley and Morecambe!


Six and a half years, they don't make em like they used to (shakes fist)  

What was your trade again Leon?


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LH
May 26, 2015, 4:59pm

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Avionics. They don't make them like they used to but they didn't use to dump people in a hangar of civilians with no dets either. Although there's a few more reasons than the boring postings.
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May 26, 2015, 9:13pm
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If you don't mind me asking a few questions LH - what jets are you working on?
How old are you?

I'm a qualified Careers Adviser amongst other things, so I am happy to try to answer some of your questions if you like.


"You should do what you love while you can"
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LH
May 26, 2015, 9:16pm

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Will PM you chaos.
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May 26, 2015, 9:25pm
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Ok mate


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Avionics. They don't make them like they used to but they didn't use to dump people in a hangar of civilians with no dets either. Although there's a few more reasons than the boring postings.


Could be worse Leon, you could have been on a field squadron were shite hawks don't do the required courses for deployment so you end up only spending a fragmented 3 months a year back in the UK.

The increased civvi workers taking over uniform jobs was all about saving money, what they didn't take into account was station / section duties and deployments.  It was only going to go one way as soon as they started doing that.

The biggest problem is yet to come, and that will be skills shortage.  Training 2 years, and experience for certain trades is another 2 years.  The Forces have been at breaking point for years.


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