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Royal Air Force

Respond to threats

We have to be ready at a moment's notice, night or day, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Prevent conflict

The RAF works with partners around the world to strengthen national and international security and to protect the interests and influence of the UK and our allies.

Watch the skies

​The RAF is monitoring potential threats to UK airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Deliver aid

The RAF are ready to provide urgent assistance in an emergency, from floods in the UK, to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Work in partnership

The RAF collaborates with government, military, and civilian partners in the UK and overseas to promote UK security, prosperity and national interests around the world.

Combat cyber threats

The RAF is responsible for protecting the UK's air and space capabilities against cyber-attack.

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The Royal Air Force performs a wide range of duties to serve and protect the UK and the world. The Royal Air Force also gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career.  This is ‘No Ordinary Job’ and the experience you gain with us and the first class training we provide will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.  Despite the impact of Covid-19 the RAF is open for business and is actively recruiting.

For more information on RAF Careers contact your local RAF Careers Office

AFCO Plymouth (RAF), Pilgrim House, Derry’s Cross, PL1 2SW

T: +44 (0)1752 604563

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An Apprenticeship in the Royal Air Force offers you the chance to gain a professional qualification as part of a challenging and unique career.

Not only will you gain a professional qualification that’s recognised in the civilian world, you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field once you’ve completed it.


You’ll receive the very best training and, as well as getting paid to learn, you’ll get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF as well as dedicated on base medical and dental care.

RAF Apprenticeships has over 20 roles to choose from, rated outstanding by Ofsted.

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