Just decided to go into the Cadets as an CI. I know others in the ATC community that suggest I should look at uniformed service but am concerned that at the age of 50 the organisation might not see that as a viable option. Commission would be more desirable than NCO if that is possible. 55 is touted around as the age of retirement although many of us old and bold have much to offer the youth of today.
Just as background I am ex RAF and TA. I am educated to Post Grad level with loads of admin/ management experience as well. I want to go into teaching but equally my age is acting as an impediment so youth work with the opportunity to get some formal training qualifications is an option I am exploring.
As a young lad I used to attend the same Squadron I am looking at and after last weeks visit it looks like only the faces have changed. All right, the whole system is different but the feel and ethos does not seem to have changed much.
I am willing to travel to work in a Squadron and there are 3-4 locally that I might be able to support - would Wing look at that as more attractive than setting my heart on one location.
Any positive comments of suggestions welcome.