RAF Supplier - Full Time Career with Apprenticeship Royal Air Force

A unique opportunity to complete an intermediate apprenticeship as a Logistic Supplier with an outstanding OFSTED training provider. You will be working with some of the most advanced equipment in the world and play a key part in the UK's defence. With places available throughout the year, apply today!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The minimum pay in your first year is £19,100. On completion of training and one years’ service you will earn £22,286, increasing incrementally year on year.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed on assignment to your first station after training.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    120 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will play a vital role in the logistical support required by the RAF to fulfil its operational and peacetime obligations
  • Responsible for the distribution, accounting, stock control and data analysis of a diverse range of commodities such as aircraft parts, fuels, explosives, ammunition and many other materials required to sustain a modern Air Force
  • You will use complex IT stock control systems, stock level modelling software, modern storage solutions and operate mechanical handling equipment and other specialist vehicles
  • You will support operations in the most challenging locations across the globe; sustain real-life support to personnel and support the most technologically advanced aircraft in the Royal Air Force

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Supply chain warehouse operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • On successful completion of the application and selection process, your apprenticeship will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire
  • The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.
  • Continuing at MOD Worthy Down, you will enter the specialist trade training environment. The Logistics Basic Training course is 10 weeks long and it is here that you will be taught the necessary skills required to do your job
  • On leaving Logistics Basic Training, you will have gained the skills and knowledge required to ensure equipment is kept in the right environment and that the stockholding IT system accurately reflects physical holdings and locations
  • You will be able to take customer orders and provide delivery solutions; you will have the skills to pack, document and despatch/deliver equipment to the end user in the UK and across the world
  • All students will be awarded a level 3 Diploma in Supply Control & Accounting and enrolled in the Level 2 Supply Chain Warehousing Operative Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The apprenticeship is a gateway to a full-time career in the Royal Air Force. Promotion to the rank of Corporal and beyond is dependent on successful completion of the apprenticeship and then on merit by competitive selection
  • As you advance through the ranks, you will have the increased opportunity to lead and direct people, managing resources and workforce within your area of work to deliver the required outputs whilst maintaining and instilling the highest standards expected within the RAF

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


Other None (Grade None) Desired

Things to consider

The role is varied and, after training, you could be stationed across the UK and beyond.

About the employer

The Royal Air Force work with our UK and international partners to watch the skies, respond to threats, prevent conflict, and provide assistance in an uncertain world. We provide all personnel with a varied range of training and activities to make sure you're ready for anything. A career in the Royal Air Force will provide you with a whole host of possibilities. You will receive world class training, allowing you to learn and develop throughout your career. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore the closing and start dates.


Royal Air Force





0345 6055555

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

You'll be directed through to the RAF Recruitment Website where more detail on the role is available. We have positions available for this role throughout the year and the process can take a few months. Once you have completed an application you will be invited to complete an aptitude assessment, selection interview, health assessment and a fitness test. More details of the requirement can be found at the application link.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2023