RAF Supply, Storage & Distribution Specialist - Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative - Intermediate (Level 2)

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 8am-5pm Mon-Fri or working shifts 24/7. Total hours per week: 37.00.
104 weeks (duration)
2 December 2020(start date)
Supply chain warehouse operative (apprenticeship standard)
1 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an RAF Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist, you will be responsible for the management of RAF assets, from the receipt, storage, handling and distribution of equipment to its ultimate disposal.


As an RAF Supplier, you will be a key element within the RAF.

You will play a vital role in the logistical support required by the RAF to fulfil its operational and peacetime obligations.

  • Responsible for the distribution, accounting, stock levels and statistical trending of a diverse range of commodities such as aircraft parts, fuels, explosives, ammunition and many other materials required to run a modern Air Force.
  • You will use complex IT stock control systems, stock level modelling software, modern storage solutions and operate various mechanical handling equipment including Forklift Trucks of various sizes and capabilities
  • You will learn how to support Operations in the most challenging locations across the globe; you will sustain real-life support to personnel and support the most technologically advanced aircraft in the RAF inventory

Future Prospects

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 driving qualifications.  A hugely diverse trade, some of the more specialised areas within Supply include:

STORAGE, HANDLING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUELS. Issuing aviation fuel to aircraft and helicopters, receiving fuel into bulk storage tanks from pipelines, road tankers and ocean tankers. Be solely responsible for an installation, at times storing more than 1 million litres of high-octane aviation fuel.   If employed in the tactical fuels environment, you may also be required to undertake parachute training and set up bespoke fuelling points in austere locations. Of course, with fuel there comes a responsibility for environmental protection, so you will also learn how to deal with spillages to avoid environmental damage, both on land and possibly at sea.

DANGEROUS/CLASSIFIED GOODS. Packaging, storage, handling and transportation of hazardous goods, including explosives for transport by air (to Civil Aviation Authority standards), road and sea. Learn how to complete the myriad of different customs paperwork required for distribution of sensitive equipment across the globe. Ensure the secure handling and distribution of classified assets, ensuring security regulations are met.

MOBILITY. Work alongside our Mover colleagues in a Mobility Flight where you will be trained to assist with loading and stowing equipment being moved by our transport aircraft. You will learn the skills required to successfully deploy to challenging areas of the world whilst supporting the various aircraft platforms, possibly aboard the very latest Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers supporting 5th generation stealth aircraft.

MJDI. The system used to account for the majority of equipment in use within the Ministry of Defence. Extremely versatile, you will become one of the skilled 18000 worldwide operators, tracking the billions of pounds worth of complex equipment currently in the RAF and MoD inventory.

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Physically able to undertake all duties

Qualifications Required

Please view all of the information on the role page on the RAF Recruitment website.

Training Provided

  • Supply chain warehouse operative Level 2 

You will enter the challenging specialist trade training environment. The Logistics Basic Training course is 13 weeks 3 days long and it is here that you will be taught the necessary skills required to do your job. On leaving Logs Basic Training you will have gained the skills and knowledge required to ensure equipment is kept in the right environment and that the stockholding IT system accurately reflects physical holdings and locations. You will be able to take customer orders and provide delivery solutions; you will have the skills to pack, document and despatch/deliver equipment to the end user either within the UK or, eventually, across the world.

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About the employer

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

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