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LOGISTICS
You’ll be responsible for managing, organising and executing key tasks that keep the RAF moving.
WHAT IS
LOGISTICS?

Logistics is the engine of the RAF. It ensures the smooth running of bases, keeps personnel moving on the ground and in the air, organises food and feeds the entire force. You’ll be part of the team that gets the right equipment to the right place, at the right time and in the right condition.

OFFICER
ROLE
You’ll be responsible for overseeing a large team of service and civilian logistics personnel, managing elements of the whole RAF supply chain.
LOGISTICIAN
ROLES
Whether an RAF Driver, Mover or Supplier, you’ll be operating many types of vehicles and equipment, ensuring everything is in perfect condition, in the right place, at the right time, all around the world.
LEARN ABOUT
LOGISTICS

If you’re interested in vehicles and machinery, Logistics takes care of the movement of vehicles, personnel and cargo. If keeping personnel fuelled is more your thing, Logistics also covers Hospitality where our chefs will order and account for food, and its preparation, out in the field and at special events.

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Could you see yourself in Logistics?
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.

LOGISTICS
FAQS
What qualifications do I need for Logistics roles?

TO APPLY FOR A LOGISTICS 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 citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).

 

TO APPLY FOR A LOGISTICS AVIATOR ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Be aged between 16 and 47*
  • No formal educational qualifications such as GCSEs or A-Levels are required.**
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).


*For a Driver role you must be between 17 and 47
**For a Driver role, you must have at least, a UK DVLA provisional driving licence. In addition, you must not have any endorsements (penalty points) or a driving ban which would prevent you from holding an LGV licence, if you are under the age of 21. A maximum of 3 penalty points for Minor Traffic Offences (such as SP30) will be accepted for over 21 years of age. Any serious driving convictions (such as DR 10 to DR 30) are not acceptable due to the limitations on the type of employment you will undertake.

 

Do I need to be physically fit for Logistics 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 Logistics personnel work on RAF bases all over the UK and abroad. Where you will be exactly is dependent on your role and what each base currently requires. Speak with your local AFCO for more information.