As an RAF Air & Ground Steward you will work as Cabin Crew on the A330-200 Voyager aircraft and later as part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron or work alongside industry partners in Military dining facilities.
Is this for you?
- Be aged 17.5 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)
- No formal qualifications required
- If you are qualified or experienced Cabin Crew please see full entry requirements for entry below
- Candidates must be able to swim
- Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/ other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
- Commit to three years service post Phase Two training
- Pass the Airman Selection Test
- Pass a General Fitness Test
What Will You Do?
- Cabin Crew on the Royal Air Force A330-200 ‘Voyager’ Aircraft of 10 Sqn and 101 Sqn
- Cabin Crew on the Royal Air Force BAe 146 aircraft of 32 (The Royal) Squadron
- After your 1st flying tour you could also be part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron or work alongside our industry partners in Military dining facilities
Once fully trained in Catering Hospitality and RAF Cabin Crew duties you will be responsible for the comfort, safety and welfare of passengers travelling on 10 Sqn or 101 Sqn Voyager aircraft based at RAF Brize Norton. Your duties will include greeting passengers as they board and exit the plane, providing special attention to passengers as required. Serving meals and refreshments, checking the condition and provision of on board emergency equipment and information for passengers, demonstrating emergency equipment and safety procedures. As well as administering first aid and dealing with passenger or crew emergencies. Having gained Voyager experience you could competitively transfer to 32 (The Royal) Squadron, fly on the BAe 146 aircraft based at RAF Northolt and routinely fly with Royals, The Prime Minister and senior members of the Cabinet and HM Forces. After your first flying tour, unless you transfer to 32 (TR) Sqn, you will be employed on the ground, for at least one tour; supporting unit food services with our industry partners or as a member of 3 Mobile Catering Sqn, at RAF Wittering, providing military field catering on Operations and Exercises worldwide. Returning to Cabin Crew duties, after a ground tour, will be voluntary or to meet the need of the Service.
Training You’ll Receive
Your career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course 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.
All entrants will complete specialist food service training at the Food Services Training School (Air) at Worthy Down, pre-employment land and sea survival training at Defence Survival Training Organisation, RAF St Mawgan. Decompression Training at the Aviation Medicine Training Wing, RAF Henlow and A330-200 Cabin Crew training at the AirTanker Academy, RAF Brize Norton, before finishing their flying training with Sqn instructors on 10 Sqn/101 Sqn.
Due to the multiple agencies involved in this training it will take between 14–16 weeks to complete.
All Applicants Must:
- Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/ other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
- Be between 17.5 and 47 years old. (Must attest before 48th birthday).
- Must be able to swim.