Sector skills: Military

Here to tell us about working in the military are representatives from the Royal Air Force (RAF). In the short video below, 'RAF Mythbusters', RAF personnel answer some of the questions they most often get asked.

About the Royal Air Force (RAF)

My name is Sergeant Tom Fuller, working for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of the engagement team for the South of England. I would like to tell you a little bit about the Royal Air Force.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed on 01 April 1918. Its primary role is to police the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world – from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.

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We have over 28000 impressive personnel from diverse backgrounds. Some job roles require minimal qualifications, whereas other roles require qualifications at degree level, this all depends on the job applying for. The RAF believe the talents and skills of individuals from all groups and backgrounds make the RAF more efficient and effective and they recognise the value of each person’s ability.

The Qualities we look for include:

  • The ability to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Integrity & honesty
  • Fitness
  • Motivation
  • Smart appearance
  • Leadership
  • Self-confidence and self-respect

Benefits and rewards include:

  • Pride
  • Welfare & support
  • Skills training & education
  • Sport & fitness
  • Pay
  • Living & accommodation
  • Travel opportunities
  • Adventure training
  • Free medical and dental care

There are 22 different apprenticeships available, plus there are lots of opportunities o gain further qualifications and training experience throughout your Military Career.

Find out more about The RAF

Video: Sum up a career in the RAF

Seven personnel summarise their career in 3 words.

Watch the Sum up a career video