Keep the RAF fighting fit…
‘I really enjoy the fact that, as an RAF Medical Officer, I get exactly the same training opportunities – if not better – than I would as a civilian.’
Could you keep the RAF fighting fit? Medical Officers are the doctors of the RAF; you’ll be an experienced medical professional already, looking for the greater challenges that life in the RAF offers.
We’ll provide the modern facilities, training and back up to help you develop your GP or specialist skills. You’ll receive postgraduate training in your specialism, as well as training in aviation medicine.
As you develop your career you could join our aeromedical evacuation team, providing vital assistance on search-and-rescue missions or emergency relief flights worldwide.
You can enter as a General Duties Medical Officer (GDMO) or as a specialist. As a GDMO you’ll spend about 18 months in vocational hospital-based training posts, followed by another 18 months working in a Medical Centre on an RAF base approved for GP vocational training. Specialists will also start with a short tour to familiarise themselves with RAF life before joining a specialist environment.
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. Medical Officers can expect to earn approximately £53,000 after training