RAF Police - Level 3 Security First Line Manager Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Royal Air Force RAF (Employer)

Ministry of Defence (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,670.00 to £53,197.00
37.0 hours per week Depending on the role and section you're posted to, you could be working 8-5 Mon-Fri or working shifts 24/7. Total hours per week: 37.00
104 weeks (duration)
2 December 2020(start date)
Security First Line Manager (apprenticeship standard)
1 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a member of the RAF Police, you will conduct criminal and security investigations. As specialists in Aviation Security, Counter Intelligence, Protective Security, Law Enforcement, Military Working Dogs, Information and Cyber Security, the RAF Police plays a critical role enabling airpower operations globally.


  • The RAF Police plays a critical role in enabling airpower operations both in the UK and on operations globally by providing the RAF with a broad spectrum of Security and Law Enforcement capabilities
  • Key roles in the RAF Police are criminal and security investigations alongside the provision of counter intelligence and protective security activities
  • The RAF Police are also specialists in Military Working Dogs and Aviation Security; a very high readiness Tactical Police Squadron is maintained for operations worldwide

Future Prospects

As your career progresses, we will continue to train you in new skills. You will have opportunities to attend different courses in areas such as protective security, counter intelligence, cyber security and criminal investigation. These include national police courses such as Crime Scene Investigator, National Suspect Interview and High-Tech Crime.

For your first tour, you could carry out law enforcement and aviation security duties at a RAF Unit, work as a dog handler or be employed on the Tactical Police Squadron. Police work can be physically demanding, and you should be prepared to undertake shift work in all weather conditions.

During initial police training you will have the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship qualification. Subsequent specialist courses will give you skills that are valuable in the civilian world, which means whenever you decide to leave the RAF you will be well placed to pursue another career in an associated field e.g. Police Officer, Fraud Officer or Aviation Security.

Skills Required

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Qualities Required

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Qualifications Required

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Training Provided

The RAF Police Initial Course lasts for 22 weeks and is delivered at the Defence School of Policing and Guarding, MOD Southwick Park, Hampshire. The course covers law enforcement duties including investigations, reporting and recording of Service and civilian offences, arrest procedures and police interviews. You will also be trained in the principles of security including: personnel security, protective security, information assurance, security risk management, counter terrorism and aviation security. If you are selected for dog-handling duties, a further training will follow where you will be taught to work with, and care for, a RAF Police dog.

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About the employer

The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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