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INTELLIGENCE
You’ll be the eyes and ears that keep the RAF safe, helping to obtain and analyse intelligence from a whole variety of sources.
WHAT IS
INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence is a crucial part in the planning and conduct of all operations. Intelligence obtains and analyses a variety of sources to ensure understanding of adversaries, and to find threats.

 

Whether using linguistic skills to interpret foreign language transmissions, or providing vital analysis to support military forces deployed around the world, there will be new challenges every day.

OFFICER
ROLE
You will manage a team of Intelligence Analysts and Linguists, obtaining, analysing and presenting defence intelligence from a variety of sources.
AVIATOR
ROLES
Whether using your skills as a linguist, or using state-of-the-art technology to gather intelligence, you’ll play a key role in protecting RAF personnel and assets.
LEARN ABOUT
INTELLIGENCE

Using technology and your analytical skills, you’ll provide the RAF with vital information. Your actions will have a direct, and timely, impact on operations around the world.


There are opportunities to develop your linguistic skills and put them to use interpreting foreign language transmissions, and you’ll gather valuable information using state-of-the-art surveillance systems.

Become an Intelligence Officer and you’ll be managing a team of Intelligence Analysts and Linguists working to obtain, analyse and present defence intelligence from a variety of sources.

 

Your role will take you around the globe, working alongside counterparts in the Royal Navy, the British Army and NATO.

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Let language teach you, test you and take you places
[NAME] completed 18 months of training in his role as a Linguist. He now uses his new language skills every day, making decisions that save lives in a split second.
Get paid to train, travel the world and make friends for life

Life in the RAF is more than just a job, it’s a vocation and a lifestyle, it’s who you are. We take care of you when you’re off the clock too. We offer a highly competitive benefits package and there are sporting opportunities and facilities available to everyone. Balance is key. So whilst travelling the world, making new friends and expanding your horizons all come included, we understand the importance of staying connected to friends and family back home too.

RAF Intelligence officer giving briefing on hostile aircraft identification.
WHY JOIN
THE RAF?

With benefits like subsidised food, travel, accommodation and free gym facilities, at the end of the month you’ll have more money in your pocket saved on these essentials.

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Rent from £75p/m
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Free gym
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Subsidised food
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Health care
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World travel
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Training
INTELLIGENCE
FAQS
What qualifications do I need for Intelligence roles?

TO APPLY FOR AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Be aged between 17.5 and 47
  • Have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in
    Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects.
  • In addition, you need at least 2 A2 Levels/3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 64 UCAS points.
  • Alternatively, if you hold a UK degree at Grade 2:2 or higher (or acceptable alternative) you only need Mathematics and English Language GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or Mathematics and English Language SCE Standard Grades of 2 or SNE Grade 5.
  • Be a UK citizen from birth, have resided in the UK for 7 years immediately prior to application and your parents/spouse must currently have UK citizenship.


TO APPLY FOR AN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Be aged between 17.5 and 47
  • Have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Be a UK citizen from birth, have resided in the UK for 7 years immediately prior to application and your parents/spouse must currently have UK citizenship.
Do I need to be physically fit for Intelligence roles?
  • Every person in the RAF is required to maintain a level of fitness to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do their role effectively. The exact fitness requirements will depend on your role, age and gender.
  • Fitness is a key part of RAF life – with all the clubs and sports you can get involved with on a wide variety of levels, from occasional fun to Olympic competition.
Where will I be based?

The RAF has bases for intelligence all over the UK and abroad. All intelligence personnel at some point will be required to complete training courses at MOD Chicksands, but what exactly this entails and where you will go on from there is dependent on your role and what each base currently requires. Contact us for more information.