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You’ll be given opportunities you won’t find in any other career and, equipped with the skills and training we give to you, you’ll be working at the top of your field in the UK and overseas.
No ordinary employer

We look at you differently; a career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working together to find out what makes you happy, productive and brings you the most value in your life. The RAF is full of ordinary folk who come to us often with nothing more than a desire to lead a less ordinary existence.

Further faster

Your success is vital to us. We’re dedicated to your future and you’ll receive basic and specialist training in your field and we’ll be focused on your path throughout your career. Our structure means you’ll be given responsibility from the get-go.


When you need to make sure 200 personnel are fed in less than two hours or you’re responsible for the maintenance of 20 Typhoon jets you’ve got to be able to step up and make it happen.

A modern force

We believe the talents and skills of individuals from different groups makes for a more efficient RAF. We are committed to promoting and developing equality, diversity and inclusion within the Service and we look to recruit those who believe this too. Before your selection interview please read and understand our policy and expectations.

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Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is the ways in which we all differ including (but not limited to) our race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, physical attributes, disabilities, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, life experiences (including marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity), skills and the way we think and do things.
Inclusion is the action of embracing these differences. It’s about valuing and harnessing people’s unique backgrounds, talents, perspectives and insights for the benefit of individuals and the organisation. 
Stronger together
Every member of the RAF is valuable; from the chefs feeding hungry personnel to the engineers getting aircraft off the ground; every role is dependent on another to get the job done.
Different skillsets are needed at different stages of an operation and it’s vital that we work together to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Many of our roles don’t require experience. We also offer professional on-the-job training in medical and engineering roles so there are opportunities if you’re at the start of your career, or looking to switch to a new one.
Make a difference
You can make a difference, both within the force and outside of it. The RAF is ready at a moment’s notice to provide essential support, delivering aid to natural disaster zones in the case of cyclones, floods and hurricanes in the UK and across the globe. 
We work across continents, with operations in Eastern Europe, the South Atlantic, the Mediterranean and beyond. Our presence in these regions helps to keep people safe.
Discover how you could be a part of a force making a real change. 
From subsidised living to gym memberships and discounts, we offer bonuses and benefits for you and your partner.
A career with us will see you continually develop.
Skills and qualifications are all part of the package.
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