Chances of getting a job as an air force officer are average as the low turnover of staff means the Air Force only recruit for a small number of positions each year. Competition for these positions is 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
Your chances of being accepted into basic air force officer training are better if you apply for the following trades:
- a pilot
- a communications and information systems officer (CIS Officer)
- an intelligence specialist.
Defence Force only employer
Air force officers work for the New Zealand Defence Force in New Zealand and overseas.