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Air Operations (Control) Officer

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
  • Entry Requirements: Be aged 17.5-40 , UK citizen or dual/UK holder
  • Salary: Pay during training £26,500+ & Benefits Initial pay after training £31,800+ & Benefits
  • Deadline: Ongoing
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    • UK locations + potential travel overseas

Do you have strong leadership skills and want work at the frontline of the RAF; helping with the slick running of military airfields, overseas operations and radar control?

As an RAF Air Operations (Control) Officer, you will be responsible for an elite team; coordinating fighter jets, working surveillance operations and even controlling unmanned aircraft to support missions at home and overseas.

Air Operations (Control) Officer is a leadership role and involves a degree of managerial and organisational command tasks alongside controlling and directing the aircraft. You will work as the backbone of a squadron leading your team to scrambling Typhoon jets at a moment’s notice, coordinate air traffic and specialise in battlespace management support. All of this alongside the opportunity to travel the world and make lifelong friendships in the Royal Air Force, could this be the perfect role for you?

Find out more and apply for a role as an RAF Air Operations (Control) Officer.


Be aged 17.5-40

5 GCSEs (must include Maths & English Language, grade C or above)

2 A2 levels (Grade C/ level 3 or above)

UK citizen or dual/UK holder

Health requirements: BMI and Eye sight checks

Fitness requirements: 2.4Km run, Multi-stage fitness test, Press-up & Sit-ups