Working in Logistics, you will be responsible for managing, organising and executing key tasks that keep the Royal Air Force moving.

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LOGISTICS ROLES

RAF Logistics are key to the success of every mission. You will manage RAF assets and organise their national and global distribution by road, air and sea.

Whether using computerised techniques or storage equipment handling, no two days will be the same. You will help keep the RAF running smoothly by ensuring personnel, equipment and commodities are in the right place at the right time.

What about a role as an RAF Supplier?

What about a role as an RAF Supplier?

Join our Logistic team and keep the RAF moving.

There is a whole host of opportunities to choose from in RAF Logistics. You could become a Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist, managing the movement of equipment. You’ll become a key element within the RAF. Or why not become an RAF Mover? Planning and executing the movement of RAF assets by road, rail, air and sea. From operating complex IT systems to working in a port where shipments of cargo and explosives are handled, there will never be a dull moment.

If driving sounds more like your thing, then you could become an RAF Driver. You’ll operate many vehicle types, ensuring that RAF personnel, equipment and commodities are in the right place at the right time. Working on differing terrain throughout the world. Or would you be better suited as a Logistics Officer? Responsible for overseeing a large team of service and civilian logistics personnel. Managing elements of the whole RAF supply chain.

Why join the RAF?

  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • Training

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LOGISTICS FAQS

What qualifications do I need for Logistics roles?

TO APPLY FOR A LOGISTICS OFFICER ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Be aged between 17.5 and 47
  • Have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects.
  • In addition, you need at least 2 A2 Levels/3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 64 UCAS points.
  • Alternatively, if you hold a UK degree at Grade 2:2 or higher (or acceptable alternative) you only need Mathematics and English Language GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or Mathematics and English Language SCE Standard Grades of 2 or SNE Grade 5.
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).

TO APPLY FOR A LOGISTICS AIRMAN ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Be aged between 16 and 47*
  • No formal educational qualifications such as GCSEs or A-Levels are required.**
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).


*For a Driver role you must be between 17 and 47
**For a Driver role, you must have at least, a UK DVLA provisional driving licence. In addition, you must not have any endorsements (penalty points) or a driving ban which would prevent you from holding an LGV licence, if you are under the age of 21. A maximum of 3 penalty points for Minor Traffic Offences (such as SP30) will be accepted for over 21 years of age. Any serious driving convictions (such as DR 10 to DR 30) are not acceptable due to the limitations on the type of employment you will undertake.

Do I need to be physically fit for Logistics roles?

  • Every person in the RAF is required to maintain a level of fitness to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do their role effectively. The exact fitness requirements will depend on your role, age and gender.

  • Fitness is a key part of RAF life – with all the clubs and sports you can get involved with on a wide variety of levels, from occasional fun to Olympic competition.

Where will I be based?

The RAF Logistics personnel work on RAF bases all over the UK and abroad. Where you will be exactly is dependent on your role and what each base currently requires. Speak with your local AFCO for more information.