Like all our Specialist Branch officers, you will begin your RAF career on the Specialist Officers Initial Training Course (SOITC) at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. You will follow an 13-week course specially designed for professionally qualified entrants. The course includes fitness development, military training and academic study as well as practical outdoor leadership challenges.
As a fully qualified solicitor or barrister, you will already have the core legal skills to do your job. However, during your induction training at the Directorate of Legal Services (RAF) you will receive an introduction to those aspects of law in the RAF that may not be familiar to you, with more in-depth training in areas relevant to your first posting being provided by the team to which you are assigned.
Thereafter, you will benefit from a full programme of training together with hands-on experience to develop you as a legal officer throughout your career. You will be offered opportunities to develop and experience new areas of legal practice, including international humanitarian law, as well as the same through-life Professional Military Development as all other RAF officers.