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As a Royal Air Force Electrician, you will work on a range of equipment including domestic and Aircraft power generators, air conditioning units, medical and dental specialist equipment, X-ray security machines and vehicle electrical systems. You will be employed in specialist engineering workshops, where you will carry out equipment servicing, investigate faults and make repairs when you find them using technically advanced test equipment. Your expertise could also be called upon to install temporary electrical installations into mobile forward operating bases which is another vital role of the trade.

We offer an apprenticeship with an almost guaranteed job at the end (99.8%).  Throughout the apprenticeship and beyond, there are opportunities for adventurous training, sport and an excellent benefits package.  As a training provider we are rated as Ofsted Outstanding.  Our apprentices also earn over twice the apprenticeship minimum wage with annual incremental rises (performance related). 

We also offer free medical and dental support, subsidised accommodation and catering coupled with 6 weeks paid holiday a year plus public holidays and much much more.  Search for "RAF Recruitment Benefits" for more info.

The RAF Electrician is not just an apprenticeship; we take applications up to the age of 30 for those who want a change in job.

Initial pay after training

£18,489 + Benefits

Pay during training

£14,931 + Benefits

Qualifications you need;
GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or equivalent in English language, Mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject.

Joining age;

Those 15 years and 9 months can apply based on expected results with an earliest entry of 16 years of age.

Other entry requirements;
You must be a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
Whether or not you were born in the UK, you should have resided there for 5 years immediately preceding your application.


RAF Electricians will be enrolled on an Advanced Apprenticeship during your specialist training. On successful completion of the training course, you will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 3 Progression Award in Electrical Engineering and also the 17th edition wiring regulations qualification and you will get your first assignment, most likely at a UK RAF airbase. Your specialist training, along with experience you gain on the job will lead to the award of an NVQ Level 3 in Engineering – Maintenance (Electrical) and your Advanced Apprenticeship could be complete within 3 years of joining the RAF.  

For more information about the role and details of our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website. To be directed straight to our site click 'Apply Now'.

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