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Medical Support Officer Change role

Step 1 Eligibility Check


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Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance,  ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. 


2 A-levels (at grade A-C) or 3 Highers or equivalent. Plus 5 GCSE/SCEs at Grade C/2 minimum, or equivalent, including English language and maths. Applicants must have a clinical healthcare background or NHS management experience for eligibility. Please note: the RAF does not accept A-levels in Critical Thinking or General Studies at any grade. If uncertain of the relevance of your personal qualifications, contact the Medical Reserves Specialist Team on 01400 268011.

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