Joining as a medic

#1
Hey, first post.


I've just come out of Royal Marine training so my fitness is pretty high. I am looking at the possibility of joining the RAF as a medic, in the hope of eventually becoming a paramedic on civvie street when I'm done serving. I found a bit of information on the RAF website but I was hoping someone with more experience could help answer my questions.


To become a medic what initial training do you need, is it the airmen training (9 weeks?). After that, how likely is it to be able to get on to a medic course and where are you likely to be based (are there only certain bases that run the course?).


I have good GCSE's so I'm sure there won't be an issue there.


Thanks
 
#6
Hey, first post.


I've just come out of Royal Marine training so my fitness is pretty high. I am looking at the possibility of joining the RAF as a medic, in the hope of eventually becoming a paramedic on civvie street when I'm done serving. I found a bit of information on the RAF website but I was hoping someone with more experience could help answer my questions.


To become a medic what initial training do you need, is it the airmen training (9 weeks?). After that, how likely is it to be able to get on to a medic course and where are you likely to be based (are there only certain bases that run the course?).


I have good GCSE's so I'm sure there won't be an issue there.


Thanks


Just like the Army - Airman first, medic second - as with any 'trade specialisation'.

AAMOI, why the Flying Corps? You'd certainly get the opportunity for a whole lot more practice applying your 'medic' skills in the Army than you ever would in the RFC.

It's not called the Royal Chair Force for nothin', y'know.

tac
 
#7
Do you have any information about becoming an RAF medic?
I'm pissed off with this post already, and I haven't even had my 'wake up, tac, it's 2012 already' meds yet.

Why not use the initiative you had to use to get out of the RM by going to the local RAF Careers Office?

tac
 
#8
Thanks. Do you know where what base you train at for the medic course? I can't find that information anywhere.

If I'm honest, I think I made the wrong choice with the marines and going down the infantry route. I'd like to become a medic primarily and not an infrantry soldier. It seams to me that joining the army as a medic would mean just that. Am I wrong?

To be honest I don't know a lot about other services. I always looked at the marines and so I only really know how they work.
 
#10
I'm pissed off with this post already, and I haven't even had my 'wake up, tac, it's 2012 already' meds yet.

Why not use the initiative you had to use to get out of the RM by going to the local RAF Careers Office?

tac
I'm going to go to the AFCO. I'm working Monday-Saturday next week though so can't until the following week. I'm just trying to get as much information as i can at the moment. I've searched around online and on the RAF website, and now coming to a military forum for experienced advice seamed a good idea.
 
#15
I'm sure that's for them to decide. I came here asking for some information, if you don't have that then what are you doing here.
But i'm not some one who "opted out" am i smart arse!
Opt out/drop out same thing really and what you going to tell the RAF?
The RAF will contact CTCRM to find out more about you what will they find?
Oh if you dont tell them & then are found out it will be goodbye!!!!
 
#16
But i'm not some one who "opted out" am i smart arse!
Opt out/drop out same thing really and what you going to tell the RAF?
The RAF will contact CTCRM to find out more about you what will they find?
Oh if you dont tell them & then are found out it will be goodbye!!!!
I don't really understand what you are saying. Who said I wouldn't tell them :-S. Of course they will know I opted out. It's for the AFCO to decide if I am suitable, not you - I came here looking for some advice. I see the reputation of this forum is upheld.

At least I can thank tac, who has been the only one to give me a decent answer so far.
 
#17
well here's 10p & go phone someone who cares, because i dont!
more important threads to look at then a drop out from the marines who did not make the grade!
 
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#19
I don't really understand what you are saying. Who said I wouldn't tell them :-S. Of course they will know I opted out. It's for the AFCO to decide if I am suitable, not you - I came here looking for some advice. I see the reputation of this forum is upheld.

At least I can thank tac, who has been the only one to give me a decent answer so far.
You've got to be kidding me, right? Which part of Army Rumour Service do you not understand? Go play "reach around" with your little RAF pals elsewhere, you failed nod...
 

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