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Environmental Health Technician

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Job description: Ensure healthy working and living conditions in all RAF facilities, and for Service personnel in all situations

Pay after one year: £17,980

Joining age: 17 – 29

Category: Airmen/airwomen

Usual service: 9 years

Open to: men or women

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  • Environmental health technician
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  • Hazardous materials technician

Qualifications you need: 5 GCSEs/SCEs at Grade C/3 minimum or equivalent, including English language, maths, physics (or a physics-based science) and chemistry (or a chemistry-based science)

Qualifications you can gain: HND in environmental and occupational health

Nationality: Citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, or a Commonwealth citizen since birth


The job

Environmental Health Technicians provide professional advice to ensure that RAF personnel always have safe and healthy working and living conditions.

As an Environmental Health Technician, you’ll identify, evaluate and control chemical, biological and physical hazards that may affect the well-being of the community. You’ll visit RAF bases to inspect and advise on all aspects of occupational and environmental health, such as disposing of toxic waste or how to maintain hygiene when people are working in the field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your training, you’ll be awarded an HND in Environmental and Occupational Health. You’ll have opportunities for further training throughout your career, and you could be selected to study for a degree in Environmental Health.


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