Medical and medical support

Biomedical Scientist 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


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


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. 


Unqualified: 5 GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or SCE Standard Grade 2/Scottish National 5 (Grade A – C) minimum or equivalent in English language, Mathematics, biology or human biology, physics and chemistry.

Minimum of 120 UCAS points at A level (including Biology) or equivalent. Please note: the RAF does not accept A levels in Critical Thinking or General Studies at any grade. Other qualifications may be acceptable, eg BTEC.

Qualified: Existing science graduates who do not hold HCPC registration will be assessed in accordance with IBMS policy.

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