Today’s Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial peacekeeping and fighting force. It’s made up of impressive people who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad.

Of the RAF’s 30,000 people, over 40% are engineers. They play a vital role in allowing the RAF, and wider Defence, to stay at the cutting edge of technology and deliver its outputs.

Engineering Technicians maintain the highly technical equipment upon which the Royal Air Force relies, be that aircraft, support equipment or a wide range of secure information systems.

As an RAF apprentice 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 complete your apprenticeship.

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.

Time to Apply


  • A secure job from day one, and guaranteed employment on completion of your apprenticeship.
  • A lifestyle that is second to none, with opportunities for worldwide travel, sport and adventurous training – all whilst gaining friends for life.
  • We take care of everything you need. We’ll provide accommodation, subsidised food and free access to first-class gym facilities, as well as outstanding medical and dental healthcare.
  • 6 weeks paid holiday a year, a good wage and non-contributory pension.
  • World-class training in a supportive, inclusive and encouraging environment designed to help you excel.
  • The training opportunities don’t stop when you achieve your apprenticeship – we offer opportunities all the way up to gaining a fully funded degree.
  • We expect our apprentices to complete a minimum of 3 years employment but we offer a contract of 12 years, so job security is a given. The majority serve for over 15 years so it’s got to be good!
  • There is a clear path for career advancement within the RAF, all the way from apprentice up to the RAF’s Chief Engineer.

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RAF Engineering

The Royal Air Force of today is the most technologically advanced it has ever been. To keep us at the cutting edge of technology we are looking for bright, enthusiastic people to join our team.

As an apprentice in the RAF you will gain a professional qualification and have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it. Find out more now.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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