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.

Salary & benefits

The RAF offers competitive salaries and bonuses including subsidised rent and food, free gym, world travel and healthcare.


Requirements vary between roles. All applicants must be over 16.


Find out more about the many roles available and apply through our website.

Royal Air Force UK locations
24 Sep, 2018
School Leaver Programmes
Do you want to become conversational in new languages quicker than you thought possible? As an RAF Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) you will learn how to interpret foreign language transmissions, use state-of-the-art surveillance systems and provide vital intelligence to support military forces deployed around the world. By being absorbed in other cultures you will learn to speak like a local. You will be given world-class training to intercept, translate and analyse foreign signals. The information you translate will be passed up the chain of command and distributed throughout the British Armed Forces to ensure they are able to carry out their roles safely; it alerts them to any potential threat to life or operations. You could be listening to Air Traffic Control or communications between enemy troops.
Royal Air Force UK locations + potential travel overseas
24 Aug, 2018
School Leaver Programmes
Do you want to work at the frontline of the RAF; helping with the slick running of military airfields, overseas operations and radar control? As an Air Operations (Control) Sergeant, you will become part of an elite team; coordinating fighter jets, working surveillance operations and even controlling unmanned aircraft to support missions at home and overseas. Working as the backbone of a squadron, you will learn how to coordinate air traffic to and from military bases. You will be in the midst of the action as part of the team who can order Typhon jets to scramble at a moment’s notice to intercept suspect aircraft. You can do all of this and receive world-class training in the defence of airspace control. Find out more and apply for a role as an RAF Air Operations (Control) Sergeant. Requirements  Be aged 17.5-40 5 GCSEs (must include Maths & English Language, grade C or above) UK citizen or dual/UK holder Health requirements: BMI and Eye sight checks Fitness requirements: 2.4Km run, Multi-stage fitness test, Press-up & Sit-ups