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. 

Apprenticeships

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

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

Apply

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

Royal Air Force UK wide
16 Jul, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: During training= £14,931 + Benefits Location: Non-specific  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 day, and defending them from being interrupted or seen by the wrong people. As a Cyberspace Communication Specialist you will be trained to use high-tech tools and equipment and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining systems. You will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks; ranging anywhere from safeguarding our UK-based IT networks from intrusions, coordinating the RAF’s vast array of information, all the way to establishing overseas networks and equipment for Deployed Commanders and Air Traffic Services. Do you want to become part of this highly trained and technologically skilled workforce that ensure that the RAF remains at the cutting edge of technology? Apply for Cyberspace Communication Specialist today and start your Apprenticeship. New applicants could be eligible for a £5,000 joining bonus Requirements You need a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or SCE Standard Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) in the following GCSEs: • Mathematics • English • An approved science or tech-based subject  Fitness requirements- 2.4Km run, Multi-stage fitness test, Press-up & Sit-ups
Royal Air Force Worldwide
16 Jul, 2018
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Deadline: Ongoing Salary : During training £14,931 + Benefits / Initial pay after training £18,489 + Benefits Location: Worldwide Are you looking for a job that will take you across the world and teach you key skills to help you cope with the most stressful of situations? Then you should consider a Caterer apprenticeship in the RAF. You will be trained in organisational and time management skills, excellent communication and number skills and have the ability to stay calm under pressure. You will be able to work in Military Messes supporting food services with our industry partners and delivering fine dining events for Military personnel. You could work in a field kitchen supporting exercises and on operations worldwide and you could volunteer to become Cabin Crew on the Royal Air Force’s flagship aircraft “Voyager”. With experience you could volunteer to work in our residence VIP Team and work for high-ranking Officers who entertain Government Ministers and even members of the Royal Family. The RAF is nationally recognised as the UK’s top major apprenticeship employer - Macro Employer of the Year in the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards and Ofsted Outstanding Training Provider. Requirements Be aged 16 – 36 years old GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in English, Maths and preferably Science Be a UK, Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth citizen Commit minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training (or 4 years if in receipt of the £5k joining bonus) after specialist training. Pass the Airman Selection Test Pass a General Fitness Test
Royal Air Force Worldwide
13 Jul, 2018
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: During training= £14,931 + Benefits / Initial pay after training= £18,489 + Benefits Location: Worldwide Can you stand the heat? Then get into the kitchen as an RAF apprentice Chef. As an RAF apprentice Chef you will be trained in all aspects of running a kitchen. You will be fully prepared to deal with anything from high-volume mess-hall catering, to fine dining excellence for VIPs. Once fully trained you will have organisational and time management skills, excellent communication and number skills and have the ability to stay calm under pressure. You will be able to work in Military Messes preparing hotel standard fare and fine dining experiences for Military personnel, in a field kitchen supporting exercises and operations worldwide or in an in-flight production kitchen producing meals for fast jet pilots, helicopter crews, large aircraft crews and passengers travelling to all corners of the globe. With experience you could cook for high ranking Officers, Government Ministers and even members of the Royal Family. The RAF is nationally recognised as the UK’s top major apprenticeship employer - Macro Employer of the Year in the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards and Ofsted Outstanding Training Provider.
Royal Air Force Nationwide
13 Jul, 2018
School Leaver Programmes
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: During training= £14,931 + Benefits / Initial pay after training= £18,489 + Benefits Location: UK wide 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.