Dear Parent / Carer,
Please see below information on apprenticeships, careers, courses and degrees.
RAF Logistics apprenticeships webinar
Join us to find out more about how to become a Chef, Driver, Mover, Supplier or Air & Ground Steward with the RAF
Join the RAF Logistics webinar
Join apprentices & colleagues from the RAF Logistics team on Wednesday 29th March between 3pm – 4pm to find out more about the different roles available, how to apply and what it’s like to be an apprentice with the RAF.
Did you know?
The Royal Air Force offer an exciting range of apprenticeships that give you opportunities that you won’t find in any other career.
Visit the website to find out more about the logistics roles available and how you can apply.
Chef As a chef in the RAF, you will have a varied role from preparing food at five-star themed banquets to cooking in the field. Typical responsibilities can include preparing meals in the RAF messes, helping to order, storing and accounting for food, creating menus and more.
As an RAF Supplier, you will be responsible for the management of RAF assets, from the receipt, storage, handling and distribution of equipment to its ultimate disposal. Your typical responsibilities could be providing logistical support for RAF aircrafts and vehicles across the globe, travelling to make sure assets are maintained and more.
As an RAF Driver, you will operate many vehicle types, from cars and minibuses to cranes, articulated trucks, coaches and specialist vehicles (such as aircraft refuellers) to ensure RAF personnel, equipment and commodities are in the right place at the right time.
Air & Ground Steward
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 Messes.
As a RAF Mover, you will be responsible for planning and executing the movement of RAF personnel and cargo by road, rail, air and sea. Your responsibilities could include checking in passengers and cargo, plan loads using IT systems and so much more.
Why the RAF? The RAF can provide an exciting career for apprentices who want to be a key part of the team that keep the RAF moving.
Voted as one of England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers (2022), the RAF offer the very best training, a chance for apprentices to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF, whilst also gaining a qualification and getting paid to learn.
Subject of the week: social work and community care
A Subjects library profile for students who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives
With a social work and community care degree, you could end up working in areas like child protection, family support, or support for the homeless.
In this Subjects library profile, we show you how to make a strong application for this degree, and equip you with all the details you’ll need.
> Find it here (remember to sign in as a student first)
There are lots of routes into this subject – like studying an apprenticeship! Read more about our Apprenticeships tool below…
Bridge the gap with Unifrog’s Apprenticeships tool
Addressing the ethnicity gap in apprenticeships this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March)
The Sutton Trust reported in December that young people of colour are significantly under-represented in apprenticeship starts. White British students account for 90% of apprenticeship starts in 16-18-year-olds.
Unifrog’s Apprenticeships tool helps your students find opportunities based on the things that matter to them. They can search by distance from home and subjects of interest, and rank their results by things like student recommendations and weekly wage.
> Take a look (remember to sign in as a student first)
For parents and caregivers: what are apprenticeships?
Traditionally, vocational courses were seen as a route for ‘non-academic’ students. But modern apprenticeships are challenging, well-respected, and sometimes the better choice for getting into a particular industry.
In this guide, we show your parent and caregiver community what apprenticeships are, and why they may or may not be a good fit for their children.
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St Mary’s: masterclass for students interested in teaching
‘Get into Teaching and Education’ Masterclass Day: Wednesday 21 June, online
St Mary’s Institute of Education is hosting a free, virtual masterclass for your students who are interested in becoming teachers.
It’ll include taster sessions to give a students a feel for different teaching and education degree options, and cover topics like pathways into teaching and interview preparation.
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