During your time at Recruit Training Squadron you will be working at the rank of Aircraftman and on successful completion of basic recruit training, you will progress to your first Unit appointed to the rank of Acting Rank Corporal. On completion of the Junior Management and Leadership Course and Trade Management Training, you will be eligible for promotion to Corporal. Further promotion to the rank of Sergeant and beyond is by competitive selection.
You will initially join the RAF for a period of twelve years on a Notice Engagement with effect from 1 April 2015. Pay, pension and service beyond the initial engagement (up to a maximum of age 60 years) are linked to your performance and rank progression. Princess Mary’s RAF Nursing Service actively supports the development of personnel through funded study. The Non-Medical Practitioner qualification is available for those nurses wishing to enhance their current qualifications.
If in the future you wish to leave the Service your experience, further clinical training and managerial dexterity will make you highly competitive within the civilian job market.