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An Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) provides vital support to military forces deployed around the world during both peace and war time.
What do Linguists do?
- Collect, collate and evaluate intelligence from multiple sources
- Gather valuable information about enemies’ strengths, weaknesses and movements
- Disseminate tailored Intelligence to commanders, aircrew or troops on the ground
Initial pay after training
Rising to £45,000+
Unique benefits mean you will have a much higher disposable income
Living on base is a unique experience. Rent starts at as little as £24 a month including utility bills. Alternative accommodation on and off base is also available at lower rental costs than the UK average.
|Mess (room only)||from £24p/m|
|2-bed house (other ranks)||from £75p/m|
|2-bed house (Officer)||from £114p/m|
You will receive excellent private healthcare and dental care. Not only is this a free service, but it’s readily available at a moment’s notice.
Every base has free sports facilities. The RAF’s physical training instructors are also available to offer training advice and tips for staying fit.
Whether you decided to live on or off base your travel costs will be significantly lower with travel allowances and discounts for you and your family.
Eating well and staying healthy are important parts of daily life in the RAF and we offer well balanced meals at a subsidised price.
£28 per week
for 3 quality meals a day
While you live on base you will pay a heavily reduced council tax.
The RAF offers a free pension which you don’t have to pay into. The size of your pension will depend on your length of service and rank on retirement.
In the RAF you will be encouraged to continue developing and will receive free training as well as an annual allowance towards new qualifications.
‘I never wanted a nine-to-five job and I like knowing that what I do really matters. Because of my language skill, I was deployed overseas during recent operations. My role was to screen radio communications and highlight anything that was of intelligence interest. Being on operation was an amazing experience – we all slept in tents and lived out of our kit bags. I like that I constantly develop my skills and that after initial training, we go back quite frequently for further language study.’
1. INITIAL TRAINING
In the RAF you will receive the highest level of training to make you the best in your field. Your career will start with a 10 week Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) where you will learn:
- fitness and military training
- about core RAF values
- the code of conduct and history of the RAF
2. Specialist Training
The next step is two year specialist training at the Defence School of Languages at which you’ll learn:
- to become fluent in a modern language
- the sources of intelligence, the techniques for processing intelligence and basic report writing
- the RAF intelligence structure, as well as introducing you to the worlds of electronic warfare and electronic intelligence
3. Your future
After training you will embark on a bright and varied career:
- your duties may include overseas detachments of up to several months duration
- you will move jobs every 3-5 years developing your experience
- at the forefront of Joint Services you will work alongside colleagues from across the other armed services
- you may spend a tour as part of an Army Electronic Warfare Regiment or a Defence Human Intelligence Unit
4. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
The qualifications you can earn are as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF. Whenever you decide to leave the RAF, you’ll be well placed to find work in:
- the media
- the Civil Service
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