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ENGINEER OFFICER SPONSORSHIP AND STUDY OPTIONS FOR OFFICERS If you’re a student or an undergrad and think you’ve got what it takes to be an Officer in the RAF, you could receive sponsorship through university. Competition is tough, so you’ll need to show a real commitment to your studies and a potential future in the RAF 16 The RAF offers a range of engineering sponsorships to support engineering education for those interested in becoming an Engineer Officer in the RAF. these sponsorship schemes promote personnel development and leadership, providing academic support alongside Adventurous Training and sport during their time at university. DEFENCE TECHNICAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHEME (DTUS) For your university studies, we would hope to award you a place on the DTUS. The scheme provides academic and financial support to students alongside Adventurous Training and sporting opportunities with the aim of promoting personal and professional development. DTUS Squadrons at approved partner universities are: Taurus in Birmingham, Typhoon in Loughborough, Trojan in Newcastle and Thunderer in Southampton. As a DTUS bursar you will receive a £4,000 per year bursary. Through attendance at regular drill nights, some weekends and summer vacation activities you can earn up to £2000 per year in addition to your bursary. You also get a guaranteed career with the RAF once you graduate. UNIVERSITY AIR SQUADRON (UAS) BURSARY The RAF offers UAS bursaries to attract high-quality candidates towards a full-time career in the RAF. These bursaries provide financial assistance towards education and developing personal qualities. They are only available for applicants who are currently studying at university. Engineers are eligible to gain £4,000 per year during their studies. The closing date for applications is early January. Contact us for further details and to find out if you’re eligible to apply. Full details about the University Air Squadrons, their locations and contact details can be found on their website www.raf.mod.uk/ universityairsquadrons. Don’t worry