Air Traffic And Weapons Controller Apprenticeship

Do you want to work at the frontline of the RAF; helping with the slick running of military airfields, overseas operations and radar control? As an Air Traffic and Weapons Controller, you will become part of an elite team; coordinating fighter jets, controlling the battlespace to support missions at home and overseas.

Working as the backbone of a squadron, you will learn how to coordinate air traffic to and from military bases. You will be in the midst of the action as part of the team who can order Typhoon jets to scramble at a moment’s notice to intercept suspect aircraft. You can do all of this and receive world-class training in the defence of airspace control.

The Air Space Management Foundation Degree is now available to individuals who successfully complete the Air Traffic Controllers Course and all requisite training.

A foundation degree equivalent, Level 5 Air Traffic Controller Apprenticeship is available to the Air Traffic & Weapons Controller role. This Apprenticeship provides for full occupational competency in a supervised live traffic environment with light traffic complexity and workload. It covers the core requirements shared by all employers across the Civil and Military Air Traffic Controller sectors.

Find out more and apply for a role as an RAF Air Traffic and Weapons Controller.


Be aged 17.5-38

GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or above) or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English Language, Maths and three other subjects

UK citizen or dual/UK holder

Health requirements: BMI and eye sight checks

Fitness requirements: 2.4Km run, press-ups & sit-ups


During first six months of training £18,600K (plus benefits)

Pay after completion of basic pay & six months service £25,200 (plus benefits)

Pay after completing specialist training £40,000K (plus benefits)


UK locations + potential travel overseas

Find out if you have hidden skills for a role in Air & Space Operations.

For more information about the role and details of our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website. To be directed straight to our site Click 'Apply'.

 Higher Apprenticeship
 Published on 15-04-2024
 Deadline NA