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Join the RAF as an Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) and get paid to learn a foreign language whilst making a real-time impact on UK military operations, in an exciting and challenging role.

Develop your skillset with:
-Foreign Language Training (from scratch, no prior training required)
-Management and Leadership Training
-Opportunities to gain technical and managerial NVQs at Level 4 which are highly recognised across all industries and around the world

Working Hours

Shift work, full time basis

Role responsibilities

As an Intelligence Analyst (Linguist) you will be working within a team of highly skilled people to deliver vital, timely intelligence to military forces deployed on operations around the world.

Your role will include:

  • Interpreting and analysing foreign voice transmissions using state of the art equipment

  • Providing valuable intelligence about actual or potential enemies, including their strengths, weaknesses, movements and locations

  • There is also an opportunity to become an interpreter for troops on the ground, translating from native speakers

The Journey-10 Week Recruit Training Course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire, UK.-18 Month Specialist Language Training Course at RAF Chicksands, Bedfordshire, UK.


  • Minimum Age 17

  • No Prior Language Training Required

  • 2x GCSEs including English and Maths (at Grade C/Level 4/5) OR SCE (Grade 2) OR Scottish National 5s (Grade A-C).

  • 10 years of UK residency (7+ may be considered)

  • Must be a citizen of the United Kingdom, or a dual British-Irish citizen

  • Must meet the health and fitness requirements


  • Competitive Salary and Pension

  • Subsidised Food and Accommodation

  • Six weeks paid leave and public holidays

  • Free Gym and Sports Facilities

  • Free Medical and Dental Care

  • 2x £3000 Bursary available for some University students

  • Adventurous Training Opportunities

Additional Criteria

If you already speak Arabic to a high level you could be eligible for an £18,000 joining bonus. You must require no further language training, and have your skills tested at the Specialist Interview Stage, to qualify.