RAF fly to the top working with City & Guilds Kineo

After working with City & guilds Kineo, the RAF have been awarded and ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 by Ofsted for their engineering apprenticeship programme.

06 February 2015 / Jump to comment (1)

Following rigorous no-notice inspection of the teaching standards and experiences of apprentices at RAF training schools and operational units, Ofsted awarded the RAF with an ‘outstanding’ for their engineering apprenticeship programmes.  

The apprenticeship programme has been recognised for the world class training it provides, which helps to support the young men and women who will make up the RAF of tomorrow. RAF Cosford, the home of RAF engineering, was one of the leading locations for the Ofsted inspection and annually trains more than half of the services with 2400 apprentices, with 95% of those completing a City & Guilds apprenticeship.

Ofsted have graded the RAF with the highest award possible and have highlighted the quality of training that their apprentices are receiving. Apprenticeships are an alternative route to purely academic education, and the RAF are one of the driving institutions showing the opportunities apprenticeships can offer young people. 

With the RAF moving up from a Grade 2 to an “outstanding” Grade 1 it is safe to say that the hard work from all involved has really paid off. We hope this continues with more and more apprentices joining their team. 

To find out more about how City & Guilds Apprenticeships could work for your organisations, visit the City & Guilds Kineo website.

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Steve Lloyd

15 February 2015

Having been the City & Guilds EQA for the RAF's Aeronautical Engineering Apprenticeship scheme for the past 14 years, I have seen at first hand the sustained professional effort that has been put into the scheme, which has resulted in this grading. Congratulations to all concerned, both past and present - it only remains for you to keep running and keep those top quality apprentices coming!

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