RAF Mover – Full Time Career with Apprenticeship
Royal Air Force
A unique opportunity to complete an advanced apprenticeship as an RAF Mover with an OFSTED outstanding training provider. You’ll will be working with some of the most advanced equipment in the world and play a key part in the UKs defence. With places available throughout the year, apply today!
Closing date: August 1, 2024
RAF Movers are responsible for the movement of troops and cargo according to RAF operational needs.
You will operate IT systems, load and unload transport aircraft and accompany cargo all over the world.
You could be checking-in passengers flying out on operations or operating forklift trucks and specialist vehicles to load cargo and baggage to transport aircraft.
It could be your job to plan aircraft loads using IT systems, or calculate aircraft weights and balances using pen and paper with weight and balance paperwork.
You could work in a port where shipments of cargo and explosives are handled, or help put together an under-slung load for a helicopter. Like most people in the RAF, you will probably move jobs every few years, and each job is known as a tour.
Within your first few years, you will probably be detached overseas for anything from a few days to a few months. You may also have a long-term posting to one of our overseas bases, such as RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
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.
Your next step will be a specialist training course at the Defence Movements Training Squadron (DMTS), RAF Brize Norton, which lasts approximately 18 weeks. This course will give you a
basic understanding of your role as a Logistics Mover, which includes transport procedures and regulations, aircraft loading and the handling of passengers and cargo. At the end of the
course you will be on your way to gaining a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an Aviation Ground Operative – Aircraft Handling.
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.
Royal Air Force
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 FORCEApprenticeship standard:
Aviation ground operative (level 2)