Royal Air Force FAQ

Have questions about working at Royal Air Force? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Royal Air Force.

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46 English questions out of 46

11 July 2019

Does Royal Air Force offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Travel, sports, training, camaraderie, some good benefits i.e gym, discounts, 30 days holiday + stats, subsidised accommodation, resettlement package.

Cons

Forced to relocate, with little say in the matter. Can be sent away at the drop of a hat, with no set return date. Managerial continuity is seriously lacking due to "agile & adaptable" nature of the job - postings too frequent to achieve any consistency. Poor work/life balance.

Travel, sports, training, camaraderie, some good benefits i.e gym, discounts, 30 days holiday + stats, subsidised accommodation, resettlement package.

11 July 2019

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29 September 2020

Does Royal Air Force offer massages?

Pros

really good food and free clothes

Cons

the accommodation is often poor

really good food and free clothes

29 September 2020

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27 March 2021

Does Royal Air Force offer dental insurance?

Pros

Career stability, development, promotion, travel, pension, leave entitlements and medical, dental and fitness provisions

Cons

Geographical move every 3-5 years. Off duty additional call-out.

Advice to Management

Involve experienced SNCOs and WOs in decision making

Career stability, development, promotion, travel, pension, leave entitlements and medical, dental and fitness provisions

27 March 2021

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26 June 2019

Does Royal Air Force have a pension plan?

Pros

Team ethos, variable job descriptions, good benefits package, strong salary (with the X factor)

Cons

Poor pension plan, lack of advancement opportunities, aged policies, aged infrastructure and facilities, very junior management, lack of ethics and core values, no stated organisational goal.

Advice to Management

Senior and Junior management need to see the bigger picture provided to them from experienced staff who may not at first be deemed to carry the appropriate rank to affect change.

Poor pension plan, lack of advancement opportunities, aged policies, aged infrastructure and facilities, very junior management, lack of ethics and core values, no stated organisational goal.

26 June 2019

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27 March 2021

Does Royal Air Force offer parental leave?

Pros

Career stability, development, promotion, travel, pension, leave entitlements and medical, dental and fitness provisions

Cons

Geographical move every 3-5 years. Off duty additional call-out.

Advice to Management

Involve experienced SNCOs and WOs in decision making

Career stability, development, promotion, travel, pension, leave entitlements and medical, dental and fitness provisions

27 March 2021

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