The Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Reserves have opened up to the public, with their ‘Be Part of the Story’ campaign telling the stories of the people behind the aircraft – with the aim of boosting recruitment, particularly among the RAF Reserves.
Available jobs in the RAF includes full-time roles (for those aged 16 or above) as Air Traffic Controllers, Aerospace Battle Managers and Regiment Officers. The RAF Reserves can offer part-time jobs in a variety of roles, including Movements Controller, RAF Regiment Gunner and Intelligence Analyst.
A television advert highlights the story of RAF Intelligence Analyst Corporal Paul Farthing and members of the RAF Reserves, whose training and quick thinking in Basra, 2008, helped them identify a rocket pointing towards the base. Within a matter of minutes a jet was called in, the rocket destroyed and the threat averted.
Group Captain Gordon Bruce, Head of Recruiting for the RAF, said: “Corporal Farthing and his RAF and Reserve colleagues are a great example of who we look for to be part of the RAF story and the kinds of challenges we face. We hope that this campaign will encourage the public to think about a career full-time in the RAF or part-time as a Reserve in the future.”