Application Process

Joining the RAF takes seven steps. Below is an overview of the process. You can see what’s involved for each role by selecting from the full or spare-time drop-downs. If you’re not set on a particular role you can still apply and we will help you decide.

Full Time
Regular

  1. Aptitude Test
  2. Selection Interviews
  3. Health Assessment
  4. Fitness Test
  5. Pre-Recruit Training Course
  6. Acceptance
  7. Training

Spare Time
Reserve

  1. Squadron Information Day
  2. Aptitude Tests
  3. Selection Interviews
  4. Acceptance
  5. Health Assessment
  6. Fitness Tests
  7. Training

See detailed application process for RAF roles

Select a role based on a full-time role
Select a role based on a spare-time role

All Full-Time Roles:

Personnel support (7 Roles)

Medical and medical support (15 Roles)

Logistics (6 Roles)

Force protection (5 Roles)

Intelligence (5 Roles)

Aircrew (5 Roles)

Air operations support (8 Roles)

Technical and engineering (12 Roles)

Ready to Apply?

You don’t need to be set on a role to start your application. Call us to discuss the options, or select ‘to be decided’ in the online registration form and we’ll give you a call to help you choose.

Once you’ve registered your interest you’ll receive details about what’s required. We’ll also support and guide you through the application process.

To begin a Regular application call 0345 605 5555
or complete the regular registration form   

For Reserve applications call 0345 606 9069
or fill out the reserve application form