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Air operations support

Firefighter 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

Age

17-47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).

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

Nationality

Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/Other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

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. 

Qualifications

You must have a minimum of GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or equivalent in English language and Mathematics or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 3 in English and Mathematics or equivalent.

You must also hold a full UK driving license to apply for this role. Candidates must not wear glasses or contact lenses.

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