RAF Firefighter Apprenticeship

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. 

RAF Firefighters provide a deployable Aerodrome and Rescue Firefighting capability to Defenced in the UK and overseas. You could:

• Play a role in Air Operations when deployed in the UK or 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. 

Starting Salary: £18,600+ plus benefits

Post Phase 2 Training: £25,200+benefits (until completion of Phase 2 training, 1 years service & completing Professional Workplace assessments)

Apprenticeship Title: Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Operational Firefighter

Gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship as an Operational Firefighter. Learn to tackle a wide range of emergency situations such as fires, searching, rescuing and protecting people and animals.


Age: 17 – 47 (must attest before 48th birthday)

Education: Have GCSEs at Grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 at Grade C in English Language and Mathematics.

Residency (change if longer residency needed): You must be a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, a Commonwealth citizen since birth (with a ‘right to work’ immigration status) or holder of a dual UK/ other nationality.

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

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'.
 Published on 15-04-2024
 Deadline NA