Wherever the Royal Air Force is based, you’ll find a Personnel Support team ready to support all serving personnel in all aspects of their role.

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PERSONNEL SUPPORT ROLES

Personnel Support sit at the very heart of the RAF. You’ll enjoy a diverse, exciting and rewarding career with the opportunity to work on RAF bases across the UK and on operations around the globe.

Whether working up close to flying operations, advising military commanders or leading fitness and training programs RAF Personnel Support has a role for you. You will help oversee operations, working closely with personnel from across the RAF to support them and ensure they are performing at the top of their game.

Personnel Support roles in the RAF

Personnel Support roles in the RAF

Enjoy a rewarding and varied career with a role in RAF Personnel Support.

There is a whole host of opportunities available to choose from in RAF Personnel Support. You could join as Personnel Support, advising on all aspects of RAF life. Preparing personnel for all eventualities and supporting them throughout. Or why not become a Physical Training Instructor? You will lead fitness and training programmes that keep RAF personnel in top shape.

Do you think you’d be better suited as an Officer? You could join as a Personnel Support Officer, working across a range of specialities: Infrastructure Management, HR, and Accounts Management, to name a few. Or become an RAF Personnel Training Officer, you will have opportunities to manage training throughout the UK and around the globe. Or why not become a Legal Officer? You will have a wide variety of legal challenges linked to the force and will play a central role in ensuring that we function smoothly.

Why join the RAF?

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

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PERSONNEL SUPPORT FAQS

What qualifications do I need for Personnel Support roles?

TO APPLY FOR A PERSONNEL SUPPORT OFFICER ROLE, YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Personnel Support Officer roles, but a number of roles will require additional qualifications. Exact requirements for individual Officer roles can be found on the relevant role pages. *
  • Be aged between 16 and 49, 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).

*Additionally, the Legal Officer role requires a full UK driving license.

TO APPLY FOR A PERSONNEL SUPPORT AIRMAN ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Personnel Support Airman roles, but a number of roles will require additional qualifications and higher educational requirements. Exact requirements for individual roles can be found on the relevant role pages.
  • Be aged between 16 and 54, however, the exact range will depend on the role.
  • GCSEs at grade G/1-3 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 4 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).

Do I need to be physically fit for Personnel Support 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?

Personnel Support roles are spread across 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.