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RAF Engineer

  • UK, Europe
  • £30,616 per annum

Become an Engineer in the RAF

As an Engineer in the RAF, you’ll get hands-on with the world’s most cutting edge innovations. Innovations such as the new fleet of F-35 Lightning II jets – which can travel at 1.6x the speed of sound and can see through walls. It’s this kind of opportunity, alongside world-class training and benefits, that make a career with the RAF unlike any other.

RAF Engineers play a vital role in allowing the RAF and wider Defence to deliver its outputs. Engineer Technicians ensure the maintenance operation of highly technical equipment, be it aircraft, support equipment or the wide range of information systems which a modern Air Force needs to operate successfully. RAF Engineer Officers lead teams of highly skilled Engineer Technicians, manage high-tech equipment and budgetary resources, as well as exercise professional engineering judgment in direct support of operations.

5 benefits of an RAF career

  1. 38 days holiday per year
  2. Up to 80% off MBA and Masters course fees
  3. Free private health and dental care
  4. 1/3 off rail travel
  5. £10,000 joining bonus (available until August 2018)

Did you know that you could be sponsored?

The RAF offers sponsorship to the engineers of the future to help them finish their degrees and study for new qualifications. You can receive up to £16,000 if you’re eligible.


£30,616 (This rises to £39,236 on successful promotion to the rank of Flight Lieutenant)

Minimum Entry Requirements

Age: 21-36

Academic: An accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate engineering or scientific subject as deemed by the RAF e.g. aeronautical, mechanical, IT/IS, electrical engineering or computer science. Applicants must also have a GCSE at grade C or Scottish National Equivalent grade 5 in English Language.

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