Royal Air Force Hospitality
Do you have an interest in hospitality and catering? Become a fully qualified Steward in the Royal Air Force!
All entrants will be enrolled on theCabin Crew Apprenticeship diplomaLevel3.
This qualification is recognised by all trailblazers -British Airways, British Airways City Flyer, Flybe, EasyJet, Virgin, Eastern Airways, BMI Regional & Titan Airways. The apprenticeship is directly transferable to the industry after completion of service.
Elements covered include –
Part A – Flight operations – Pre-flight, in-flight, post flight duties.
Part B – Organisation and commercial – Compliance and legislation, Health, safety and wellbeing, Organisation, CRM / Human factors.
Entry options for qualified or unqualified candidates with competitive training pay. In the RAF the role is known as Air & Ground Steward (AGS), where you will be a key logistical element in the running of the Service.
WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING
Cabin Crew on the Royal Air Force A330-200 'Voyager’ Aircraft or the Royal Air Force BAe 146 aircraft.
Greeting passengers as they board and exit the plane, providing special attention to passengers as required.
Serving meals and refreshments, checking the condition and provision of on-board emergency equipment and information for passengers, demonstrating emergency equipment and safety procedures as well as administering first aid and dealing with passenger or crew emergencies.
After your first flying tour, you could also be part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron (3MCS) providing military field catering on Operations and Exercises worldwide or work alongside our industry partners in Military Messes.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Yearly incremental pay increases.
Pay during first 6 months- £16,800+, pay until completion of Phase 2 training- £21,400+, pay after training increases further year on year.
Automatic non-contributory pension scheme.
Competitive Maternity and Paternity leave.
Free gym membership.
Accommodation provided with heavily subsidised fees for single members and families.
Opportunities to gain an apprenticeship, further qualifications and lifelong learning within all levels, from diploma to degree.
Minimum 38 days paid holiday per year, some transferable if required.
Mental health/ wellbeing support
Opportunity to take part in adventurous training and sporting activities during work time, subsidised travel, entry fees and equipment costs.
Sponsorship for talented personnel to compete at the highest-level sport.
Subsidised meals with on-base catering.
Free private healthcare and dental care.
Member of Defence Discount Service.
Railcard for £21 a year.
ONGOING TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As your career progresses, we will continue to train you to the highest standard and equip you with the skills you require to take on new responsibilities. This means that there are opportunities for management, leadership, health and safety training and a wide range of associated qualifications. These include –
A330 -200SENIOR CABIN CREW TRAINING
A330 -200 PURSER TRAINING
BAE 146 CABIN CREW TRAINING
CATERING DEPLOYED SKILLS COURSE
CATERING ADVANCED SKILLS COURSE
CATERING SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS COURSE
ADVANCED DEPLOYED SKILLS (ADS)COURSE
After your first flying tour you are likely to be employed on the ground, for at least one tour; supporting unit food services with our industry partners or as a member of 3 Mobile Catering Sqn, Returning to Cabin Crew duties, after a ground tour will be voluntary or to meet the need of the Service.
Logistic AGS Requirements:
Be between 17.5 and 47 years old. (Must attest before 48th birthday).
Be able to pass an RAF swim test (see below) and be within the height range of 161cm to 195cm.
Non-British / Commonwealth Citizens applying for Logistic Profession AGS are to be naturalised as a British citizen before entry to the service and hold a UK passport.
Pass a Fitness test.
All candidates must be able to swim.
If a full-time role is not for you, there is also the option to join up as a part-time reservist in the AGS role. The RAF is one of the most inclusive forces in the world, recognising the value of a person’s ability no matter their ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation.
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