Apprenticeship Roles

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Cyberspace Communication Specialist

Technical and engineering

Cyberspace Communication Specialist

As a Cyberspace Communications Specialist you will be responsible for the technology at the heart of the RAF. It will be your job to set up, operate and maintain the technology the RAF relies on to communicate.

Human Resources

Personnel support

Human Resources

Nurturing our most important assets is a top priority. Working alongside a range of external bodies you’ll ensure the development of RAF personnel.

RAF Regiment Gunner

Force protection

RAF Regiment Gunner

RAF Regiment Gunners specialise in infantry tactics, weaponry, field craft, and force protection, defending RAF bases and overseas air operations.

Chef

Logistics

Chef

Plan, organise and prepare meals for our personnel at home, overseas, on the ground and in the air. RAF Chefs also cater for VIPs and cook in the field under canvas.

Catering and Hospitality Specialist

Logistics

Catering and Hospitality Specialist

Manage the storage and service of food and beverages in dining rooms, bars, VIP functions perhaps even in-flight.

Driver

Logistics

Driver

RAF Drivers operate cars, minibuses, cranes and specialist vehicles to ensure RAF personnel and equipment are in the right place at the right time.

Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist

Logistics

Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist

Manage the vital assets the RAF relies on – from their receipt right through on their disposal.

Flight Operations Assistant

Air operations support

Flight Operations Assistant

Flight Operations Assistants provide aircrews and air traffic controllers with the information to plan and execute missions safely

Aerospace Systems Operator

Air operations support

Aerospace Systems Operator

Aerospace Systems Operators manage sophisticated sensors, communication and computer systems tracking aircraft, ships and potential threats.

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts use state-of-the-art technologies to gather and interpret information, providing vital intelligence to support military forces deployed around the world.

Aircraft Technician (Mechanical)

Technical and engineering

Aircraft Technician (Mechanical)

As an Aircraft Technician (Mechanical) your job is to carry out maintenance and repair work on the airframe and propulsion systems on RAF aircraft.

Aircraft Technician (Avionics)

Technical and engineering

Aircraft Technician (Avionics)

As an Aircraft Technician (Avionics) you will keep our planes airborne by carrying out maintenance and repair work on the sophisticated electronic and on board avionics.

Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician

Technical and engineering

Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician

As a Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician you will keep the RAF on the move by carrying out repairs and adjustments on a range of land-based vehicles and equipment.

Communications Infrastructure Technician

Technical and engineering

Communications Infrastructure Technician

As a Communications Infrastructure Technicians you will keep the RAF connected by setting up and maintaining essential aerial, radar and communications systems.

RAF Police

Force protection

RAF Police

RAF Policemen and women work to prevent and detect crime, ensuring the security of personnel, information, and equipment on RAF bases and on operations.

Weapon Technician

Technical and engineering

Weapon Technician

As a Weapons Technician you will be in charge of maintaining and managing weapons and explosives, making sure they’re ready at a moments notice. These include aircraft bombs, smart weapons, missiles, ammunition and individual weapons.

Survival Equipment Specialist

Technical and engineering

Survival Equipment Specialist

Survival Equipment Specialists fit and repair the equipment that saves lives. They specialise in either Survival Equipment – fitted to aircraft – or individual Aircrew Equipment.

Firefighter

Force protection

Firefighter

RAF Firefighters provide 24/7 fire and crash rescue protection. They’re organised and trained to respond to any emergency with highly specialised equipment.

General Technician (Workshops)

Technical and engineering

General Technician (Workshops)

As a General Technician (Workshops) you will manufacture and repair parts for aircraft, vehicles and specialist equipment. You will be working in specially equipped workshops and aircraft maintenance hangars.

Mover

Logistics

Mover

Our Movers operate IT systems, load and unload transport aircraft and accompany cargo all over the world by air, rail and road.

Electrician

Technical and engineering

Electrician

As an Electrician you will be in charge of keeping the RAF fully powered. You’ll be essential in ensuring RAF aircraft are able to take off and complete their missions safely by maintaining and repairing the wide range of ground based electric equipment used on RAF bases and whilst doing this you will become a world class electrician.

Photographer

Intelligence

Photographer

Photographers play a range of roles in the RAF, capturing everything from aerial reconnaissance images to public relations portraits.