Many apprenticeship applications provide a wage to the apprentice throughout training. The following step is a specialist training course at RAF St Athan, near Cardiff, which lasts approximately 18 months. Your training will start with a Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) consisting of 4 weekends at your chosen RAF Reserves Squadron, followed by a 15 day residential training course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. You'll then put the speculation into apply when studying methods to service and repair a vast range of equipment.