Wherever the Royal Air Force is based, you’ll find Medical Services personnel ready to provide essential support and respond to medical emergencies.

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MEDICAL SERVICES ROLES

Medical Services help to look after the well-being of all RAF personnel. You will deliver a high standard of care and Health Service Support to troops on bases around the UK and around the globe.

Working under some of the most challenging conditions, you will need to be able to remain calm under pressure. Whether managing medical logistics, carrying out duties in a field hospital or providing airfield medical crash cover, no two days will be the same.

Life as a Corporal Medic in the RAF

Life as a Corporal Medic in the RAF

Wherever the RAF go Medical Services Personnel will be there to provide essential support.

Medical Services in the RAF offer a whole host of opportunities. You don’t need a previous medical qualification for all of our roles, but will be trained in responding to medical emergencies and providing airfield crash cover. Or if you are already a medical professional then why not join an elite team working to treat patients and provide care in a variety of clinical settings.

If being an Officer sounds more like your thing, then there is a role for you in the RAF. Whether you are looking to help treat acute medical cases, carry out advanced solutions for complicated dental problems or work with a team of trained nurses to provide primary healthcare, there will never be a dull day. Medical Services in the RAF has a role for you, so what are you waiting for?

Why join the RAF?

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

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MEDICAL SERVICES FAQS

What qualifications do I need for a Medical Services role?

TO APPLY FOR A MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICER ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Medical Services Officer roles, but a number of roles will require additional medical qualifications. Exact requirements for individual Officer roles can be found on the relevant role pages.
  • Be aged between 17.5 and 54, however, the exact range will depend on the role.
  • At a minimum have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English Language.
  • 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 MEDICAL SERVICES AIRMAN ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Medical Services Airman roles, but a number of roles will require additional medical qualifications. Exact requirements for individual roles can be found on the relevant role pages.
  • Be aged between 16 and 47
  • At a minimum have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in English Language and G/1 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 4 or above in Mathematics.
  • 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).

Do Medical Services Personnel need to be physically fit?

  • 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 has bases for Medical Services Personnel 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.