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£18,600 - £27,200

Survival Equipment Specialists are experts in the maintenance, modification, diagnostics and repair of the Airborne Life Support Equipment and Pilot Flight Equipment fitted to aircraft and crew members.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, test, repair and integrate cutting-edge Pilot Flight Equipment used to operate Aircraft.
  • Pack and maintain Airborne Forces parachutes, ejection seat parachutes and aircraft brake parachutes.
  • Provide a key role aiding Pilots and aircraft passengers’ survival; both in the UK and deployed overseas.

We offer an apprenticeship with a guaranteed job at the end. Throughout the apprenticeship and beyond, there are opportunities for adventurous training, sport and an excellent benefits package.

We also offer free medical and dental support, subsidised accommodation and catering coupled with 6 weeks paid holiday a year plus public holidays and much much more. Search for "RAF Recruitment Benefits" for more info.


  • Pay during first 6 months - £18,600 + benefits
  • Pay until completion of Technical training - £23,400 + benefits
  • Pay on completion of Technical training - £27,200 + benefits

Qualifications you need;

  • A minimum of GCSE grade C/4, Scottish National 5 grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics.

Joining age; 16-47

Other entry requirements;

  • You must be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, a commonwealth citizen since birth or holder of dual UK/other nationality.
  • Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application but candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.


The RAF is one of the largest providers of diverse apprenticeships in the UK. We offer these apprenticeships for this role:

Level 3 Survival Equipment Fitter Apprenticeship

The Survival Equipment fitter will maintain aircraft, and personal survival equipment. It is a skilled, complex and specialist role, maintaining survival equipment according to approved requirements and work instructions, using specific tools and equipment. They must comply with regulatory and organisational requirements.

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£18,600 - £27,200


UK Nationwide

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