Philippa Trick (2008)

A marketing degree may not necessarily be the obvious career path to the RAF, but for Philippa, her University studies were, in fact, a invaluable stepping stone to her fulfilling a long-held ambition to work in aviation.

After graduating from the University of Brighton with a First in Business Studies with Marketing, Philippa joined the Sales and Marketing function of an IT company operating in the defence sector; as a result, her work involved spending lots of time on RAF bases and with military personnel, seeing first hand the fantastic work they do. This fanned the flames of her long-time love of aviation and flying yet further, culminating in her applying to join the RAF as a Flight Operations Officer.

Following a stringent selection process, with only 1 in 150 applicants making the cut, Philippa is currently wearing in her boots and embarks on her two year training at the beginning of April, starting with Initial Officer Training at RAF College Cranwell. We wish her every success!