Career outlook for RAF airman or airwoman
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You could work in one of the many support roles in the Royal Air Force. You’d use specialist skills to carry out crucial tasks, mostly on the ground.
There is a wide range of areas in which you could work:
- 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 firefighting 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 – which includes drivers and supply officers
While your exact role would vary according to your specialist skill or trade, you would also carry out military tasks like guard duties and take part in military exercises and training.
Royal Air Force airmen and airwomen make up the largest number of RAF personnel.
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