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Last updated on 1 April, 2020 at 4:51 PM

84th Entry

84th Entry blazer badge. RAF Roundel. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants. RAF Roundel. 84th Entry blazer badge. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants.

The Modern RAF Apprentice

We came across this on 3 March 2017 which you may find interesting. The £14700 mentioned is close to £300 per week.

That’s about 200 times more than we got when we started back in 1956!

The names of the trades available have changed a lot but it’s the same jobs really, with a few additions, but updated to fit in with work today.  There are twenty two apprenticeship on offer:

Aerospace Systems Operator

Aircraft Technician (Avionics)

Aircraft Technician (Mechanical)

Catering and Hospitality Specialist


Communications Infrastructure Technician

Cyberspace Communication Specialist (formerly ICT Technician)




Flight Operations Assistant

Human Resources

Intelligence Analyst

RAF Regiment Gunner



RAF Police

Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist

Survival Equipment Specialist

General Technician Workshop

Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician

Weapon Technician