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Intelligence Analyst (Bursary available)

Pay: £17k+ during 1st year, rising to £20k+ after 1 year
Location: Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn United Kingdom
Category: Graduate
Available from: Immediately
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E04614881
Defence/Security, Government, Telecommunications, Transport/Logistics, Travel/Tourism 2021-09-13 2022-02-28

Job Description

Join Us!

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

As a University Undergraduate:

As well as providing you with invaluable transferable skills and further qualifications, this opportunity may be able to assist you with your University Fees. You may be eligible for a £6000 bursary towards university costs if you read a foreign language or are taking a mixed degree including Arabic or Russian. Further details on the bursary criteria can be found here.

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.

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