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Operating Department Practitioner
RAF Operating Department Practitioner in surgical clothing and mask assisting in operating theatre
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Eligibility check
In order to continue your application for this role, you must meet the requirements below.

17 - 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).


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 (with ‘right to work’ immigration status).

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. 


Unqualified: A minimum of 112 UCAS points is required. For criteria of eligible Level 3 qualifications please refer to the Birmingham City University website at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/operating-department-practice#tab-2

In addition, level 2 qualifications which must be achieved prior to application: GCSE at Grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 grade C in English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Qualified: You must be fully registered with the HCPC of the United Kingdom and a practising Operating Department Practitioner.