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 protect the UK and the world. 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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Would you like to join an elite team controlling offensive, defensive and combat support aircraft? As an Air & Space Operations Specialist (Aerospace Systems) you’ll manage some of the world’s most sophisticated technology. Working with cutting-edge of computer information systems to search the skies for potential threats. Throughout your training you will gain a Level 2 Diploma as an IT Application Specialist. This will accompany the world-class training you will receive and allow you to...

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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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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...

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Our Air & Space Operations Specialist (Flight Operations) play a vital role in the RAF, providing direct support to aircrew, air traffic 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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Why you should join the RAF as an Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) •    Get paid to learn new languages (no language experience necessary!) •    Have a real-time impact on military operations •    Access supported undergraduate and post-graduate degree schemes.  As an Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) (Int An (L)) you will find yourself working within a team of highly trained men and women, who have the important responsibility of providing timely intelligence to military forces...

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world – from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.  Without the RAF Engineers this wouldn't happen.  We make up approximately 40% of the RAFs manpower. The Apprenticeships We have many Engineering roles to choose from delivered by the RAF who are rated as Ofsted...

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