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£18,600 - £38,400

As an RAF Nurse, you will be providing direct nursing care in a variety of different clinical settings. After Basic Training you will be assigned to work within one of the Joint Hospital Groups (JHGs) or alternatively the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM). Typical responsibilities include:

  • Aeromedical Evacuation - transferring patients by air (fixed/rotary wing aircraft).
  • Be treated, trained and supported as a professional. Fully supported clinical rotation programme for newly qualified nurses. Options to undertake post-registration specialist courses.
  • Provide Primary & Secondary healthcare.
  • Regular Service Start pay equivalent to NHS Band 7.


During initial training £18,600+ (plus benefits). Initial pay after training £38,400+ (plus benefits).

Education Requirements

  • You must be NMC registered on Part 1 of the register. Candidates may apply for selection during their final year of RN (A) training (i.e., up to 12 months before completing RN(A) qualification). Full registration on Part 1 must be obtained before undertaking the role of an RAF nurse.
  • Now Recruiting Dual Qualified Nurses. Nurses who hold a dual qualification in ‘adult nursing / adult nursing/child’ and are active on Sub Part 1 & Sub Part 2 of the NMC register, will be considered if all eligibility criteria is met.

Entry Requirements

  • Be aged 21 – 47 (Must begin basic training before 48th birthday).
  • 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(with ‘right to work’ immigration status).
  • Commit to 6 years’ service.
  • Meet the health and fitness criteria.

Career, training, and education

At any level or position your personal success is vital to make us succeed too. We are dedicated to your future, as it is essential to ours. You will receive basic and specialist training in your field and we even provide the option to pay for your education. The experience you gain with the RAF will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.

A Modern Force

The RAF recognises the value of a person’s ability no matter their ethnicity, social background, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status/civil partnership.

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£18,600 - £38,400


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