- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- UNITED KINGDOM, GB
As an RAF Firefighter you will provide 24/7 fire and crash rescue protection. You will be organised and trained to respond to any emergency with highly specialised equipment like powerful cutting tools.
MINIMUM AVERAGE PAY OVER YOUR FIRST YEAR
INITIAL PAY AFTER TRAINING
IS THIS FOR YOU?
Be aged 17 – 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday)
Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/Other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
Have GCSE at Grade C/4-5 or SCE Standard Grade at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English Language
GCSE at Grade C/4-5 or SCE Standard Grade at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in Maths
Hold a current full, clean UK driving licence
Commit minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training
Meet the health and fitness criteria
Pass the Airman Selection Test
Pass a General Fitness Test
GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN:
Travelling the world
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Operational Firefighter
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Be a component of the Force Protection element for Defence when both in the UK and Overseas
Work as part of a close-knit team, deployable on short-notice to any location world-wide
Resolve incidents involving aircraft, buildings, hazardous substances and incidents caused by hostile activities
As an RAF Fire-fighter, you will form a component part of the Force Protection recuperation element for Defence when operating both in the UK and overseas. As part of a close-knit team, you can be deployed within short time frames to any location worldwide using limited resources to offer a multitude of fire prevention/protection duties to meet Defence requirements. You will receive exceptional training to ensure you are adequately prepared to respond to and resolve incidents involving aircraft, buildings, vehicles, hazardous substances and incidents caused by hostile activities. In addition, you may also have the opportunity to gain fire prevention qualifications to ensure you can provide Ministry of Defence personnel a safe and secure environment.
WHY JOIN THE RAF?
Thanks to subsidised food, travel, accommodation and free gym you get more money in your pocket.
Rent from £75p/m
6 weeks holiday
TRAINING AND CAREER
TRAINING YOU’LL RECEIVE
Your career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.
The 14 weeks phase 2 specialist Fire-fighter training course takes place at the Defence Fire Training & Development Centre Manston in Kent, where you will be enrolled on to Level 3 Apprenticeship as an Operational Firefighter.The specialist course will teach you:
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Fire Service Drill
Road Traffic Incident Techniques
Crash Fire-fighting Operations
You will deal with ‘live’ practice fires and gain experience of specialist crash rescue fire-fighting vehicles.
As part of Phase 2 training you will be enrolled on to a Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship. This is a 3 year programme you will complete as part of your daily duties .
ALL APPLICANTS MUST:
Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/Other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
Be aged between 17 and 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday).
Have these minimum grades:
GCSE GCSE 2017 SNE
Mathematics C Grade 4 Grade 5
English Language C Grade 4 Grade 5
find a list of the approved subjects here
Hold current full UK driving licence. For candidates under the age of 20 years and 6 months at time of applying, the licence must be free from record of conviction or penalty points, including any driving ban (even if it has expired) as these preclude the holding of a LGV category licence. Candidates over this age with unexpired penalty points may be considered for service in the trade of Firefighter.
You can see what the RAF accepts in lieu of GCSEs & A Levels here
NATIONALITY & RESIDENCY
If you don’t have any of the above, you might still be able to apply. For more information contact your local AFCO.
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Apply here and receive an email that invites you to your full online application.