Today’s RAF is the UK’s aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It’s made up of full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment our focus is attracting the best personnel and ensuring they’re well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF.
We offer over 50 careers for professionals ranging from weapons systems operators to aircraft technicians; nursing officers to engineering officers; pilots to logistic officers; and flight operations officers to chefs. However, the opportunity and lifestyle that comes with joining the RAF is bigger than that.
Proud to Have served
It is what you want it to be. Promotion for some trades is dead man’s shoes.
I met many many good people and few not.
The camaradarie is why most people join. The Air Force is now miniscule.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time and no civil employment has felt the same. Good luck. Go for it.
Time away from family and friends
A secure and varied job
Working for the RAF can provide you with a good variety during your time in trade.
There exists opportunities to better yourself, a lot of these opportunities are in sport.
While the variety is good and there is definite job security, it isn’t always the best if you prioritise a stable family life.
Got to travel and learn a trade. Got sent to some not so nice destinations also. Good for sport and commaraderie. As with anything military, its a mixed bag.
The RAF, as with the other armed forces can be a tough learning curve. But for those that can get through the ‘pain barrier’ (psychological and physical) it can be an extremely fun and rewarding career. And should you decide to move on to civilian life you’ll always be much in demand. Ex service people are always at the top of the hiring chain. Highly recommended for any young person, certainly if you lack a sense of direction in your Life. There are many different choices of a career to choose from.
A professional career path and fun with it with a great group of like minded people.
Hard work, frustration, lack of independence.
A good career.
For those wanting a life in the Military, the RAF in my opinion is the best choice. I completed 24 years and have travelled to many countries I would never have if I had not joined.