Life in the Royal Air Force is exciting and varied. When you join the RAF, you get access to a whole host of opportunities and benefits. You are paid right from the beginning of initial training, so you can start earning straight away. In addition to your pay, the RAF provides subsidised accommodation, food and sport, as well as free health and dental care.
The opportunities don’t end there. You can choose to play sport at multiple levels from representing the force on an international stage to playing casually on base with your friends. If adventure is more your thing the RAF has plenty to offer. Whether it be Adventure training on the weekends to travelling to areas of the world you never thought you’d see. Or, perhaps you’d rather spend your spare time visiting friends and family. You will have plenty of opportunities to do all this and more with a role in the RAF.
An Apprenticeship in the Royal Air Force offers you the chance to gain a professional qualification as part of a challenging and unique career.
Not only will you gain a professional qualification that’s recognised in the civilian world, you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it.
You’ll receive the very best training and, as well as getting paid to learn, you’ll get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF as well as dedicated on base medical and dental care.
We currently have 23 roles to choose from that come with RAF apprenticeships rated Outstanding by Ofsted. They are available in a broad and diverse range of careers including aviation operations, engineering, hospitality & catering and IT.
HOW TO APPLY
To gain an apprenticeship in the RAF you still need to meet all of the entry requirements for whichever role it is for and get through all stages of the application process. You will gain the apprenticeship as part of your phase two training, in total the process of gaining your apprenticeship can last 1 year to 3 years of training.
QUALIFICATIONS YOU EARN
The range of qualifications you can earn in the RAF range from a level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs), a level 3 (equivalent to 2 ‘A’ levels) all the way through to a level 7, which is equivalent to a Masters degree.
Nationally recognised as the UK’s top major apprenticeship employer – Macro Employer of the Year in the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards and Ofsted Outstanding Training Provider.
The RAF has won 10th place in the 2020 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers Award.