• Graduate Employers Guides - RAF

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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: All year round.
  • Starting salaries: £22k
  • Regions: All UK
  • Industries: Military
  • Website: http://www.raf.mod.uk/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: 0845 605 5555
  • Address: N/A

What is the RAF?

The RAF is the airborne sector of the British Armed Forces, that works in co-operation with the Royal Navy and the Army. Like the other branches, the RAF's role is to protect the interests and people of the UK in military matters both at home and abroad, to work to strengthen internal peace and security and contribute to humanitarian actions across the world. The RAF is dedicated to hiring, training and retaining the very best personnel to achieve its goals.

What roles are available at the RAF?

No graduate specific roles, though Officer training is the most enticing prospect.

Application process for the RAF

Apply online.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for the RAF.

No degree requirements set. Suitable applicants for the RAF need to be motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and hard-working. An interest in travel and international relations could be an advantage if coupled with a desire to make a difference. Strong leadership potential and good communications skills would also set graduates in good stead.

Future prospects and training at the RAF.

Training begins with an initial 32-week course, that runs alongside numerous other training and assessment programmes designed to test and prepare graduates for a career as an officer in the RAF. Leadership, team work and communications skills will be advanced at every stage. The RAF also offers and supports graduates looking to gain professional qualifications that will benefit their careers.

Promotion prospects to higher ranks are available to those who demonstrate the right attitude and commitment to their working responsibility. The opportunity to work around the world and experience a wide range of situations that many people will never get the chance are definite options for graduates in aany line of RAF career.

Other comments about the RAF.

The RAF offers and excellent pension package as well as healthcare benefits.


If you have applied to the RAF, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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