Generally you’ll work a 5 day week and have evenings and weekends to yourself but, when called for, you’ll be ready to go at a moment's notice, to transfer to a new location and to do what’s needed to get the job done.
We do everything we can to cater to your personal preferences or choices, including religion. Religious counsellors are on hand, and you’ll never be too far from a multi-faith prayer facility. We’ll adapt your uniform, catering and duty roster to meet your religious requirements, where possible.
Rent for those living in single barrack accommodation (Mess) includes all utility bills. A furnished two-bedroom property for an officer is between £113 and £453 per month, and between £75 and £242 per month for other ranks. Alternative accommodation on and off base is also available at lower rental costs than the UK average.
We believe the talents and skills of people with individual differences 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.
The RAF does have eligibility criteria for entry which everyone needs to meet (medical, nationality, residency etc). These are listed on each role page throughout the website.
Short term post
You could be sent on short-term overseas duty to use your skills to help with specific, temporary projects.
This type of duty can vary in length from a few days to a few months, depending on the job and you could be air-lifting supplies to a snow-bound mountain village, rescuing stranded crew from enemy territory or taking part in any number of challenges.
Long term post
You could be posted to locations all over the world for 2-3 years, working with coalition partners like NATO.
You’ll find the same comfortable accommodation and quality food that you would back home in the UK with the opportunity to experience a place you wouldn’t normally.
We provide a network of support for partners and children back home or they can join you on your posting.