What does a RAF airman or airwoman do?
A Royal Air Force (RAF) airman or airwoman flies on board fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters. You could be carrying our patrols, part of a search and rescue team, or involved in conflict zones across the world.
As an RAF airman or airwoman, you provide specialist support in one of the following categories:
- aircrew – which includes non-commissioned aircrew and weapon systems operators
- engineering and technical – including roles like aircraft technician
- catering and hospitality – which includes roles such as catering officer
- security and defence – with jobs in fire fighting and the RAF Police
- medical and medical support – dental, nursing, medical and laboratory roles
- personnel support – including administration, bands, and training
- air operations support – for example, air traffic controllers
- communications and intelligence – such as photographers and intelligence analysts
- logistics and equipment –includes drivers and supply officers
What do I need to do to become a RAF airman or airwoman?
You need at least two A levels or three Scottish Highers at grade C or above (excluding general studies or critical thinking).
- Two A levels/ three Scottish Highers at grade C or above