How to apply

Ready to become an RAF Regular or Reserve? Follow these three simple steps to apply.

Eligibility Check

To join the RAF you will need to meet general RAF eligibility requirements and role specific criteria.



Get in touch to register your interest in joining the RAF Regulars or Reserves:

  • Full Time

    0345 605 5555

    Apply for Regular service, including any of our apprenticeships, by calling the careers information line.

  • Spare Time

    0345 606 9069

    Apply for Reserve service now using the link below or by calling the Reserve information line.


Application Process

The RAF application process is made up of seven steps. We’ll provide you with details about what’s required for your role of interest, but you can familiarise yourself with the journey in advance.

If you’re serving in the RAF and wish to remuster, or if you’re interested in transferring from the Army, Navy or Royal Marines, please apply through your chain of command.

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