Aerospace Battle Manager – FULL TIME ROLE

11 Aug 2016
30 Jun 2017
Start Date

A career in the Royal Air Force (RAF) is no ordinary job.  You will face exciting challenges, learn new skills, and potentially travel the world, all whilst helping police the sky and keeping the UK safe.

The Aerospace Battle Manager (ABM) Branch is a diverse and exciting organisation which directs, and supports operations around the world. As an ABM you will use sophisticated radar and communication technology to monitor all aircraft flying over the UK as well as directing fighter, bomber, surveillance and refuelling aircraft overseas.


Key facts

Pay during training

£25, 727

Pay after training

£30, 616

Entry level


Qualifications you need

You must have the following:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or acceptable equivalents) at a minimum of Grade C, including English Language and Mathematics
  • At least 2 A2 Levels, at a minimum of Grade C (or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 160 UCAS points

Joining age

17.5-36 (must have entered IOT before 37th birthday)

Other entry requirements;

You must be a UK citizen or holder of dual UK/other nationality

Whether or not you were born in the UK, you should have resided there for 5 years immediately preceding your application


Aerospace Battle Managers receive comprehensive training which includes:

  • Initial Officer Training
  • A 24 week course designed to develop your leadership and management skills
  • 6 months training in one of two core specialisations, Surveillance or Weapons

For more information about the role and details about our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website. To be directed straight to our site Click 'Apply Now'.