Application Process

Joining the RAF takes seven steps. Those who register their interest will receive details about what’s required throughout the application process. We will also provide support and guidance along the way to help you succeed. Select your role of interest below to get a preview of what’s involved at each step of the way.

Full Time

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

Spare Time

  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 (11 Roles)

Ready to Apply?

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


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