You’ll start as a civilian instructor, but you’ll soon have the opportunity to become an Officer or NCO in the RAFAC.
All our staff start life as a Civilian Instructor, giving whatever time they can to help lead and instruct our cadets. However, for those who can give a bit more time or want to do something slightly different, there are plenty of opportunities to get into uniform.
Adult NCOs such as Sergeants, Flight Sergeants and Warrant Officers provide on the ground leadership to a range of activities, as well as managing a unit’s drill, discipline, uniform standards and cadet deportment.
For Officers, you’ll help plan activities, give strategic direction to cadets and a volunteer staff team, and ultimately lead your own squadron, whether than be of 20 cadets or 100. There are also opportunities to move into more senior leadership positions helping manage subject areas across whole regions of the country.
Uniformed staff give a greater commitment of their time and have to go through a selection process (which varies depending on your pathway) but in return you’ll receive world-class training from the Royal Air Force as well as a volunteer allowance for certain activities, dependant on rank.