Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) Change role
  • 1 Register your interest below
  • 2 Receive details of how
    to complete your full application
  • 3 Start your full
    application to join the RAF

Step 1 Eligibility Check


Minimum age 17½. Younger candidates cannot be accepted because of current security vetting requirements.  Maximum age limit is 47yrs i.e. must have attested by their 48th birthday.

If you’re under 18 years of age, you’ll need consent from a parent or guardian before you apply.


You must be a UK citizen since birth.

You must have resided in the UK for 7 years immediately prior to application.

Your parents/spouse must currently have UK citizenship.

Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance,  ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. 


Minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or above or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English Language and Mathematics.

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