Job description: Obtain, analyse and present different forms of intelligence in support of our aircraft and other military assets operating in hostile environments across the globe
Pay after training: £29,580
Joining age: 17.5 – 36
Usual service: 9 years
Open to: men or women
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Qualifications you need: 2 A-levels (at grade A-C) or 3 Highers or equivalent, plus 5 GCSE/SCEs at Grade C/2 minimum or equivalent including English language and a grade B/1 in maths.
Please note: the RAF does not accept A-levels in Critical Thinking or General Studies at any grade.
Qualifications you can gain: Degree or Masters degree
Nationality: UK citizen since birth
The RAF’s Intelligence specialisation gathers, analyses and provides defence intelligence – in both peace and war. It’s a highly specialised field that offers exciting opportunities within a fast-moving, international environment. After your training, you will be posted to the Air Warfare Centre at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire to undertake air intelligence duties.
Following this, you could be attached to the Tactical Imagery Wing, where your abilities will be tested to the full as you manage the rapid interpretation of incoming reconnaissance imagery. Alternatively, you could be a Squadron Intelligence Officer producing intelligence assessments in order to brief aircrews before their missions. Or you could be posted to the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre (JARIC) at RAF Brampton in Cambridgeshire, or even to the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) at Northwood in Middlesex to assist in operational planning and management.