Like many people, it took Solomon a while to decide which career path to go down. But at 26 he decided to pursue his passion for aircraft and joined the RAF. It turned out to be just what he was looking for.
Solomon’s natural communication and problem-solving skills, along with his drive to learn, have helped him have a really varied technical career within the RAF.
Since joining up, he’s worked as a Technician on Jaguar aircraft, an RAF Recruitment Officer, an Aircraft Instructor teaching recruits to identify faults in aircraft, and now he teaches others to deliver technical training.
Being able to develop his own technical abilities and pass on his knowledge to others means Solomon is as passionate about work as he was when he first started: “Helping others achieve their best gives me a real buzz. It’s also taught me to keep an open mind about all the opportunities that are out there.”
His technical career with the RAF has given him skills and experience which can be used across a whole range of industries. “I really enjoy the fact that my career can go in any direction. I’ve always been open to change and the skills I’ve developed as a Technician and Trainer will give me plenty of options in the future.”
Solomon's career pathway
- 2001 Became a Technician and specialised in Jaguar Aircraft at RAF Coltishall
- 2006 Joined RAF Conningsby
- 2006 Worked as a Recruiter at the RAF Recruiting Office
- 2009 Joined the Ethnic Minority Recruiting Team
- 2011 Became an Aircraft Instructor in the Fault-Finding phase of the Aircraft Technicians course at No. 1 School of Technical Training
- 2016 Became a Defence Trainer at DCAE Cosford, training others in the delivery of technical training