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Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force secures the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our careers offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world.

Life in the Royal Air Force
The RAF has around 28000 members who contribute to 15 missions on 4 continents in 22 countries. Whether in the skies above Britain, or in airspace around the world, it is our job to protect the UK. Our cutting-edge technology enables us to rapidly respond to any threat identified through intelligence gathering and surveillance operations. The RAF are ready to provide urgent assistance in an emergency, from floods in the UK, to the Ebola outbreak in Africa and devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean.

What We Do
The RAF is made up of impressive personnel from diverse backgrounds, working side-by-side as part of a team to make a difference. When it comes to recruitment our focus is on attracting the best personnel and ensuring they are taken care of during and after their service. To fulfil our mission, we need highly skilled people throughout our organisation; we'll provide you with training and develop you to ensure you have the skills and confidence you need to enjoy a successful and challenging career.

Our Culture
The RAF recognises the value of a person’s ability no matter their ethnicity, nationality, national origins, social background, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status or civil partnership. We believe the talents and skills of individuals from different groups make for a more efficient RAF.

However, the RAF does have eligibility criteria for entry which everyone needs to meet (Medical and Nationality/Residency etc).

The RAF is looking for people whose core values sit with ours:
Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence
as they are an integral part of everything we do.

Find out what it is the Royal Air Force does by watching the video.

Opportunities

Air Operations

As part of the RAF Air & Space Operations team you will support aircrew to facilitate the successful planning and execution of flights and missions utilising modern RADAR, tactical data links, communications and IT systems and, contribute to the RAF’s counter air terrorism, missile warning and space surveillance missions, both in the UK and on worldwide operations.

The Royal Air Force gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career. The experience you gain with us will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas. You will also receive a highly competitive benefits package that includes everything from bonuses to a gym membership and discounts for you and your partner. We also offer scholarships and sponsorship to support outstanding candidates like you, to get the education you need for your career to take off.

There are a variety of roles in this trade for both full time Regulars and spare time Reserves including:

• AIR & SPACE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (FLIGHT OPERATIONS)
• AIR & SPACE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (AEROSPACE SYSTEMS)
• AIR CARTOGRAPHER
• AIR OPERATIONS (CONTROL) OFFICER
• AIR OPERATIONS (CONTROL) SERGEANT
• AIR OPERATIONS (SYSTEMS) OFFICER
• FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER
• FIREFIGHTER

Depending on the role you choose and your experience/qualifications, your starting salary would be from £15,670+ to £27,200+ plus benefits and the initial salary after the completion of training would be from £20,000+ to £31,800+ plus benefits.

For more information visit https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment or call the numbers below:

FULL TIME REGULAR - 0345 605 5555
SPARE TIME RESERVE - 0345 606 9069

Logistics

Logistics are an important cog in the Royal Air Force as they manage the movement of the people, transport, and equipment necessary to keep aircraft flying and ensure they are in the right place at the right time.

The Royal Air Force gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career. The experience you gain with us will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas. You will also receive a highly competitive benefits package that includes everything from bonuses to a gym membership and discounts for you and your partner. We also offer scholarships and sponsorship to support outstanding candidates like you, to get the education you need for your career to take off.

There are a variety of roles in this trade for both full time Regulars and spare time Reserves including:

• AIR & GROUND STEWARD
• CHEF
• DRIVER
• LOGISTICS OFFICER
• MOVER
• SUPPLY, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST

Depending on the role you choose and your experience/qualifications, your starting salary would be from £15,670+ to £27,200+ plus benefits and the initial salary after the completion of training would be from £20,000+ to £31,800+ plus benefits.

For more information visit https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment or call the numbers below:

FULL TIME REGULAR - 0345 605 5555
SPARE TIME RESERVE - 0345 606 9069

Technical and Engineering

From engineers and technicians working on our aircraft to cyber specialists dealing with communications and terrorism, there are unrivalled engineering opportunities in the Royal Air Force. Technical knowledge goes far beyond anything you would learn in a civilian industry and will continue to grow throughout your career. You will be called on to deploy your skills in some of the world’s most high impact situations – from battle zones to humanitarian crises.

The Royal Air Force gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career. The experience you gain with us will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas. You will also receive a highly competitive benefits package that includes everything from bonuses to a gym membership and discounts for you and your partner. We also offer scholarships and sponsorship to support outstanding candidates like you, to get the education you need for your career to take off.

There are a variety of roles in this trade for both full time Regulars and spare time Reserves including:

• AIRCRAFT TECHNICIAN (AVIONICS)
• AIRCRAFT TECHNICIAN (MECHANICAL)
• COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN
• CYBERSPACE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
• ELECTRICIAN
• ENGINEER OFFICER (AEROSYSTEMS)
• ENGINEER OFFICER (COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS)
• GENERAL TECHNICIAN (WORKSHOPS)
• PHOTOGRAPHER
• SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST
• VEHICLE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
• WEAPON TECHNICIAN

Depending on the role you choose and your experience/qualifications, your starting salary would be from £15,670+ to £27,200+ plus benefits and the initial salary after the completion of training would be from £20,000+ to £31,800+ plus benefits.

For more information visit https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment or call the numbers below:

FULL TIME REGULAR - 0345 605 5555
SPARE TIME RESERVE- 0345 606 9069

Talk to us today!

Flt Lt Paffett, Sgt Rogers, Sgt Mitchelmore, and Sgt Matthew Willis
Recruitment Team

Times available: 

19th

10:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

20th

10:00 - 12:00

21st 

10:00 - 12:00