Chances of getting a job as an air force airman/airwoman are average because:
- the Air Force usually recruits two to three times a year to replace those leaving
- the Air Force needs to replace ageing workers due to retire in the next 10 years.
Although there is good demand for air force airmen/airwomen, competition for some specialist roles can be high.
The New Zealand Air Force is made up of around 2911 staff.
Diversity of staff important
The Air Force is committed to diversity, and wants to increase the number of women and have more of a mix of cultures. Women typically make up about 17% of Air Force staff.
Chances good for some specialist roles
Fewer people are applying for positions in the following trades, so your chances of being accepted into basic training are better if you want to be:
- an intelligence specialist
- a safety and surface technician
- an aircraft technician
- a logistics specialist
- an aviation refueller.
Defence Force only employer
Airforce airmen/airwomen work for the New Zealand Defence Force in New Zealand and overseas.