Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

Join the Royal Air Force and you will get much more than just a job – you’ll have opportunities that no other employer can hope to match. From worldwide travels to lifelong friendships, life in the RAF is a unique experience.  

The Royal Air Force performs a wide range of duties to serve and protects the UKs interests abroad. We provide all personnel with a varied range of training and activities to make sure you're ready for anything.     

An apprenticeship in the Royal Air Force is a unique experience where you will be given hands on training with some of the most experienced and highly trained personnel in the world. Not only will you gain a professional qualification that’s recognised in the civilian world, you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it.  

You’ll receive the very best training and as well as getting paid to learn, you’ll get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF.

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Apprenticeships in the Royal Air Force offer a flying start to any career. Our award-winning apprenticeships ensure our recruits gain world-class, civilian-recognised qualifications, while earning a competitive wage, and will have a guaranteed job at the end. We currently have over 20 apprenticeship roles to choose from, and the RAF has been rated as an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider. They are available in a broad and diverse range of careers including Aviation Operations,...

Cyberspace Communication Specialist (Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship - Unified Communication Technician). Our Cyberspace Communication Specialists are at the heart of everything we do, nothing starts without them. Imagine a world without your mobile phone , WiFi or social media. Imagine a world where you can’t trust that someone isn’t reading your personal messages. Our Cyberspace Communication Specialists are responsible for maintaining all the communications networks the RAF rely on every...

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Do you want to work on the front line defending the Royal Air Force around the world? Does the idea of training and operating as a specialist close combat airman excite you? Then you could be a Regiment Gunner in the Royal Air Force; expert in ground combat tactics, weapons, field craft and force protection. As a Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner, you’ll perform a pivotal role: providing combat support to deployed  air operations anywhere in the world – fighting on the ground to ensure...

Intelligence Officer As an Intelligence Officer, you will find yourself leading a team of highly motivated, bright and flexible men and women as part of a Royal Air Force unit or within the Joint Forces Command organisation. Your training will ensure that you are equipped to develop a range of products using the latest reporting from a variety of sources including open-source, imagery, signals, human and cyber intelligence.   Very quickly, you will be responsible for collecting, collating and...

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As a Royal Air Force Vehicle & Mechanical Equipment Technician, you could maintain a range of plant equipment used in support of aircraft and air operations as well as Airfield and Combat Support vehicles.  This can include power-generating equipment for starting aircraft, haulage and lifting gear, hydraulic power rigs, air compressors, mobile air cooling and conditioning units, fire engines, aircraft handling loaders, aircraft towing vehicles and more. The work ranges from routine...

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Our Air & Space Operations Specialist (Flight Operations) play a vital role in the RAF, providing direct support to aircrew, air operation controllers and operations managers in a variety of roles. As an Air & Space Operations Specialist (Flight Operations) you will work as part of a team coordinating the RAF’s vast array of aeronautical information, which is critical to the safe and speedy conduct of missions. After receiving 12-weeks of specialist training, you will have the skills to...

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