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RAF Chef serving food
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Eligibility check
In order to continue your application for this role, you must meet the requirements below.

16 - 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).


You must 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). Employment restrictions may be imposed within the Specialisation. Non-British nationals applying for this Specialisation are required to certify that they have been advised of the employment limitations and the consequences of not naturalizing as a British citizen.


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

If you have resided abroad for a period due to work or study, you may still be eligible on a case by case basis. Please continue this registration and proceed to your full application.


Unqualified Chef: No formal qualifications are required

Qualified Chef: You should have at least 12 months of suitable experience working as a chef/cook in a hotel, restaurant, hospital or industrial canteen, or other catering establishment (not fast food).

You will also need one of the following:

  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Apprenticeship in Commis Chef or Production Chef Standards
  • Any other appropriate recognised civilian qualification