28/11/2018 Royal Air Force Nationalwide

Air and Ground Steward Apprentice

  • Sector: customer service, hospitality travel, transport logistics
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: 15.200-18.800
Air and Ground Steward Apprentice

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Can you keep calm under pressure? Are you able to organise and manage teams in high stress situations? Then Air and Ground Steward Apprenticeship in the RAF is the role for you.

You will work as part of our Specialist Field Catering Squadron and in Military Messes across the globe. You will be able to work in Military Messes supporting food services with our industry partners and delivering fine dining events for Military personnel. You could work in a field kitchen supporting exercises and on operations worldwide and you could volunteer to become Cabin Crew on the Royal Air Force’s flagship aircraft “Voyager”. With experience you could volunteer to work in our residence VIP Team and work for high-ranking Officers who entertain Government Ministers and even members of the Royal Family.

With Voyager experience you could volunteer to work as Cabin Crew on the Royal Squadron and routinely fly the Prime Minister and Member of the Cabinet to Government summits all over the world. Initially your day-to-day tasks will be ground based and will vary with your role, but they may include: Preparing and clearing areas for table service, service of food at the table, providing a silver service, maintaining food safety, holding and serving food, accommodation duties and reception duties.


If a qualified caterer, have a NVQ level 2 or 3 in Food and Drink Service, and Level 2 or 3 certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles or any other appropriate recognised civilian qualification
Be a UK, Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth citizen
Commit minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training (or 4 years if in receipt of the £5k Golden Hello) after specialist training.
Pass the Airman Selection Test
Pass a General Fitness Test

During training £15,200 + Benefits
Initial pay after training £18,800 + Benefits

Cabin Crew Apprenticeship Level 3

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