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Analysing Intelligence through ‘Sound Skills’

Analysing Intelligence through ‘Sound Skills’

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2017 11:28 GMT

The Royal Air Force has launched its latest online challenge which allows users to find out if they have the skills required to become an Intelligence Analyst in the Service.

Premier Air and Defence College opens for business

Premier Air and Defence College opens for business

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2016 14:18 BST

​The Royal Air Force has joined forces with Lincoln College to launch the UK’s first ever Air & Defence Career College. The Air & Defence Career College specialises in engineering, computer science, cooking and catering - and on top of the training, students will get to take part in RAF fitness and adventure training and residential courses.

RAF Goes Full Throttle

RAF Goes Full Throttle

Press releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 14:30 BST

The Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve BMW Motorcycle team has begun the quest for the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Silverstone. Senior personnel from the Royal Air Force including Air Marshal Sir Baz North and Air Commodore Chris Luck were present at the world famous race track to talk about everything from recruitment to the RAF's links to the UK's Bike Safe campaign.

Aston Martin teams up with the RAF to attract high-flying women

Aston Martin teams up with the RAF to attract high-flying women

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2015 12:29 BST

The Royal Air Force has teamed-up with world renowned car manufacturer Aston Martin to attract the next generation of women into engineering roles in both organisations.

Freedom Parade for Oxford RAF Reserves

Freedom Parade for Oxford RAF Reserves

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2014 11:03 BST

Royal Air Force reservists from 4624 (Movements) Squadron based at Brize Norton have paraded through the City of Oxford to mark them receiving Freedom of the County.

RAF Sportsmen Flying the Flag at Commonwealth Games

RAF Sportsmen Flying the Flag at Commonwealth Games

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2014 12:14 BST

Four Royal Air Force personnel will be contributing to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, including the event's leading medal winner. Flight Lieutenant David Calvert MBE, will be making his tenth appearance for Northern Ireland in the Full-Bore shooting event and wlll be joined by three fellow RAF personnel, who have all been selected for coaching roles.

Royal Air Force to Inspire Young Women in Manchester

Royal Air Force to Inspire Young Women in Manchester

Press releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 15:57 BST

The Royal Air Force will be proudly supporting the government’s national Inspiring Women campaign at Manchester Academy on Tuesday 15 July. The event is part of the Inspiring Women campaign launched by Miriam González Durántez in October 2013. The target for the campaign is to eventually see 15,000 women from a wide range of occupations going into state schools to talk about their careers.

RAF Sponsored Match puts Rapids Fans in a Tailspin

RAF Sponsored Match puts Rapids Fans in a Tailspin

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 13:10 BST

The Royal Air Force provided the perfect back drop for Worcestershire Cricket Club over the 70th Anniversary D-day weekend, bringing a taste of the military to the West Midlands city.

Royal Air Force recognised as ‘winning for women’

Royal Air Force recognised as ‘winning for women’

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2014 12:28 BST

The Royal Air Force has been recognised as leading the way on inclusion and progression of women in the workplace, after scooping two top accolades. The Service has been named as the winner of the Nationwide Inspiring the Workforce of the Future Award at the Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards 2014, before also being named in The Times Newspaper's Top 50 Employers for Women 2014.

RAF Technician narrowly misses out on Olympic medal

RAF Technician narrowly misses out on Olympic medal

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2014 09:55 GMT

The Royal Air Force's Stuart Benson from Troon in Scotland has narrowly missed out on a medal with the Team GB Men’s Bobsleigh team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Benson, who is currently an Avionics Technician at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton was part of the British team that finished fifth in the bobsleigh event - just 0.11 seconds off snatching a bronze medal.

Red Arrows hoping to inspire with historic tailfin for 50th season

Red Arrows hoping to inspire with historic tailfin for 50th season

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 10:32 GMT

The world famous Red Arrows have unveiled a brand new tailfin design ahead of their historic 50th display season. The RAF Marketing Team was on hand at RAF Scampton to interview and film members of the team, including Red 1 Squadron Leader Jim Turner and engineering support staff about the season ahead. With 120 support staff, you don't have to be a pilot to be a part of the Red Arrows.

Royal Air Force at the City Ground for Foxes clash

Royal Air Force at the City Ground for Foxes clash

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2014 15:28 GMT

The Royal Air Force will be at the City Ground for this Wednesday's clash between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City, with a number of engagement opportunities planned for fans. Recruiters will also be giving fans the chance to find out more about the two Reserve squadrons Nottingham is twinned with; 3 Tactical Police Wing and 504 Logistics Sqn who also hold the ‘Freedom of the City.’

Airman Baines Doubles Up in Olympic Bobsleigh

Airman Baines Doubles Up in Olympic Bobsleigh

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2014 10:58 GMT

Middlesbrough born RAF Airman John Baines has been given two chances to enjoy his debut Winter Olympic experience, after also being selected to compete in the men’s two-man bobsleigh event which concludes today. Baines, an ICT Technician based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire was drafted in following an injury to Craig Pickering, the former Olympic sprinter.

Middlesbrough man to represent Team GB at Winter Olympics

Middlesbrough man to represent Team GB at Winter Olympics

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2014 13:34 GMT

Team GB have announced their 2014 Winter Olympic Bobsleigh Team and the RAF's Senior Aircraftman (SAC) John Baines from Middlesbrough has been selected.

RAF Icemen selected for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

RAF Icemen selected for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Press releases   •   Feb 03, 2014 15:23 GMT

Two Royal Air Force airmen have praised the service after they qualified to represent Team GB at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Scottish Serviceman Wins Place on Team GB

Scottish Serviceman Wins Place on Team GB

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 15:26 GMT

Ayrshire Lad has High Hopes in Bobsleigh

Raf Careers Website Goes Mobile

Raf Careers Website Goes Mobile

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2014 13:40 GMT

For the first time since its creation, the Royal Air Force Careers website will be compatible with a number of devices after a fully mobile specific version of www.raf.mod.uk/careers was launched.

Educational requirements

Educational requirements

News   •   Nov 08, 2011 09:47 GMT

However you’ve done at school, college or university, there are excellent opportunities in the RAF.

Eligibility checks

Eligibility checks

News   •   Nov 08, 2011 09:35 GMT

The RAF application process includes a number of checks and vetting procedures. These may vary according to the role you’re interested in.

Fitness

Fitness

News   •   Nov 08, 2011 09:24 GMT

We don't expect you to be a world-class athlete to join the RAF, but you do need a good level of basic fitness. This is both for your own well-being and so that you can complete your initial and specialist training. Also, that you can carry out your work effectively, whatever your job.