- physical fitness and endurance
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with others in a team
- concentration skills and quick reactions
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be flexible and open to change
- knowledge of public safety and security
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
You’ll provide specialist support in one of the following areas:
- aircrew, including non-commissioned aircrew and weapon systems operators
- engineering and technical roles like aircraft technician
- catering and hospitality jobs like catering officer
- security and defence in areas like firefighting and the RAF police
- medical and medical support work in dental, nursing, medical and laboratory roles
- personnel support, including administration and training
- air operations support, like air traffic controllers
- communications and intelligence roles like photographer and intelligence analyst
- logistics and equipment, including driver and supply officer roles
You could work at a military base or in a warzone.
Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding.
As an airman or airwoman you could move up the ranks to a more senior position like corporal or sergeant. You could also apply to become a commissioned officer.
You could go into a wide range of careers once you leave the RAF, depending on your skills, training and qualifications.
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