The Royal Air Force (more commonly know as the RAF) is a key part of the British Armed Forces, with 30,000 members of staff and hundreds of aircraft. Whilst everyone knows that there are pilots, there are over 50 other careers to choose from. From the front line to back office support, the opportunities are as diverse as the staff which the organisation recruit.
The RAF is becoming smaller, more dynamic, and more agile. It has to constantly evolve to fulfill its ever-changing challenges, and it offers a very exciting career for a select few.
The organisation recruits graduates into a range of roles, including officers, RAF regiment, and non-commissioned aircrew. All are underpinned by a robust programme of learning and development, which is often considered amongst the best available.
Salary in the RAF depends on the skills you have when you first start, and the job that you’re carrying out. The organisation subsides food and accommodation costs while staff are on base, meaning that pay will often go further. As well as free medical and dental care, all successful applicants will get six weeks of paid holiday per year.
In 2012 the RAF boasted a total of 827 aircraft making it the largest air force in Europe.
Benefits of working for RAF
Paid while you train
Subsidises both your food and your accommodation on base
Free medical and dental care
6 weeks’ paid holiday