There have been RAF bases in Moray for around 65 years. These bases have made a highly significant contribution to the population and economic prosperity of the area. As part of the UK Government’s defence review, the future of RAF Lossiemouth, which is the RAF’s largest and busiest fast jet base has been secured.
RAF Kinloss has now undergone transition to become a British Army base. The change of use at Kinloss is attracting significant investor interest, because of the well qualified, highly skilled workforce. In addition, it is expected that some resources from the base may become available for other users.
Retiring RAF personnel possess valuable skills particularly in the areas of electronic, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, information technology, management and administration. The combination of this skilled workforce provides inward investors with potential employment opportunities within the local population of Moray.
All RAF personnel are well trained and in addition to their core skills they complete many other civilian-recognised standard courses during their career. These vary from personal development to improving their management and leadership abilities, through work environment courses such as Health and Safety and Quality Assurance through to specialised disciplines such as radar and technician courses.
The broad occupation categories include: