Feed the force…
‘Food and morale are closely linked so we try and pull out all the stops. In an operational situation, the highlight of somebody’s day could be the food you serve them.’
The RAF is seeking intelligent, ambitious graduates to join our worldwide team.
From haute cuisine to hearty stews, you’ll never be short of variety as an RAF Catering Officer. You could start your week ankle-deep in mud, overseeing the preparation of breakfast for hundreds of weary troops. You might end it by masterminding a five-star banquet for the Station Commander and his guests.
Like all RAF officers, you’ll need to be determined, reliable and ready for a challenge. In return, you’ll receive excellent leadership and management training enabling you to lead your team of chefs – whether it’s in the desert or the dining room. Who knows, you might even prepare lunch for The Queen herself (she likes lamb).
The RAF offers more than just a job; it offers an active, exciting lifestyle. Our primary mission is to defend our country, but we’re also called upon for countless other tasks, from Search and Rescue missions across the UK to supporting disaster relief operations all over the world.
You’ll have the chance to take part in adventurous training such as rock climbing, skiing and mountain biking. You’ll meet new people from all over the world and you’ll make friends you’ll keep for life.
You’ll be joining a high-tech, modern organisation with excellent opportunities for accelerated promotion, training and worldwide travel. We also offer six weeks’ paid holiday a year, subsidised food and accommodation, free medical and dental care, and free gym and sports facilities access. Starting pay for Catering Officers is at least £28,000 after training.