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A guide to civilian jobs in the Royal Air Force

If you would like to obtain employment as a civilian in the Royal Air Force, then the main jobs portal for civilian jobs is the UK Ministry of Defence jobseekers website. This website provides a significant amount of information about the different military careers and the routes into civilian work with the MOD whether you are a school leaver or a graduate. This article provides a guide to civilian jobs in the Royal Air Force.

Job vacancies

Within the Ministry of Defence, there are many job options available to job seekers throughout the UK and Ireland. You can apply for jobs through the Ministry of Defence website using the links on the 'Job Seekers/Careers page'. After you have gained successful employment as a Civilian member of the Ministry of Defence and you have completed a period of time within your post, you will have the opportunity to choose from a vast choice of options in the internal jobs market.
Civilian careers page On the civilian careers page of the Ministry of Defence website, there are two links on the right side of the screen which link to vacancy sources for civilian jobs. These websites will allow you to search and apply for suitable vacancies.
Types of jobs Types of jobs can range from administration, finance and marketing to more specialised management roles. If you are looking specifically for civilian Ministry of Defence jobs, then type this in to the keyword search box when you are beginning your job search.

The application process

After you have applied for civilian jobs, you will receive confirmation of your completed application through the 'Communication Centre' where application status will change to 'Application Received'.
Criteria Upon receipt of applications, the Human Resources section will check through applications thoroughly to ensure that candidates meet the criteria required to undertake the post as specified in the person specification and job description. Sift panel A ‘sift panel’ is set up usually within a week of the closing date and the purpose of this panel is to assess the merit of applications in order to produce a list of applicants to invite for interview.
Interview Successful candidates will be notified by email if they have been invited for an interview for the post. Upon receipt of this email, the candidate will then need to click on the link to book their interview slot.

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