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 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.