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Flight Operations Assistant

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
  • Salary: During training = £15K+ (plus benefits) / Upon completion of specialist training = £19K+ (plus benefits)
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE- Maths & English Language (grade C or above), Be aged 16-40
  • Qualification Gained: Vocational Qualification
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    • UK locations + potential travel overseas

Our Flight Operations Assistants play a vital role in the RAF, providing direct support to aircrew, air traffic controllers and operations managers in a variety of roles.

As a Flight Operations Assistant you will work as part of a team coordinating the RAF’s vast array of aeronautical information, which is critical to the safe and speedy conduct of missions. After receiving 12-weeks of specialist training, you will have the skills to update our IT systems with real-time flight information and operate radio equipment in support of the controllers. You could also be employed in station operations and flight planning, responsible for coordinating military and civilian aircraft operations and utilising your specialist flight planning knowledge to give advice to visiting aircrew on submitting their flight plans. If you have the aptitude and complete the required training, you will have the opportunity to apply to become an Air Operations (Control) Sergeant.

Once your apprenticeship is completed you will have gained a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, Ground Aviation Specialist.

Find out more and apply for an apprenticeship as an RAF Flight Operations Assistant today.


Be aged 16-40

GCSE- Maths & English Language (grade C 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