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Employment Assistance Program
Lakenheath United Kingdom
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Commissary -- Bagging groceries at the commissary is a great way for teens ages 14 and older to earn money. There is a waiting list for positions so. if interested, sign up as soon as possible. The hours are flexible, but you must be dependable.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service – The AAFES offers a variety of job opportunities for youth 16 and older. Positions available include food service worker (Burger King, Baskin-Robins, Pizza Hut, Charley's), sales associate (base exchange, Shoppette), laborer, custodial worker and warehouse worker.
Non-Appropriated Fund -- With 48 Forces Support Squadron, the NAP operates 27 facilities, including the fitness center, youth centers, dining establishments and clubs.
Summer Hire Program -- This is a United States Air Forces in Europe program, which is dependent upon funding, for youth ages 14 and older. Lakenheath schools and the Civilian Personnel Office at Royal Air Force Mildenhall will have information before the start of each summer.
Like many other overseas locations, Royal Air Force Lakenheath is a challenging environment for spouses and family members seeking employment. It is not uncommon for applicants to wait six months or longer to gain a job that commensurate with their education and/or experience. The length of time spent unemployed varies with the applicant's skills, determination and timing. The job market is continually changing as people relocate into and out of the area.
The Royal Air Force Lakenheath Military and Family Readiness Center's Employment Assistance Program is designed to assist clients with developing their job search strategy to include self-assessment. Many spouses choose to use an overseas assignment as a time to work on developing new skills, knowledge or abilities. Opportunities for growth include paid employment, volunteerism and education.
For an up-to-date listing of available employment opportunities, please visit the center's facebook page @ RAF Lakenheath Military & Family Readiness Center or schedule a visit to come in.
There are federal employment opportunities available throughout the base. If interested in applying for federal employment, the applicant must build an online resume through the USAJOBS website. Federal employment opportunities are only listed and available through this site.
Other employment opportunities exist on base with community banks, credit unions, AAFES, nonappropriated Funds, Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, area contractors and the concessionaires on Royal Air Force Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall.
Command sponsored dependents of employable age are eligible for employment in the British economy under the Status of Forces Agreement. Dependents must be listed on the service members’ orders. A work permit is not necessary, however, a National Insurance number is needed and British taxes are withheld. Military dependents of working age that do not possess a visa are required to obtain a visa exemption vignette before working off base. Contact the Royal Air Force Lakenheath Passport office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have a National Insurance number and visa exemption vignette before starting work. Many individuals are apprehensive about working in the British economy. Employment throughout East Anglia is prevalent but in the nearby area. Many positions are in retail or blue-collar employment. To obtain higher paying professional positions, individuals may have to seek employment in Cambridge, which is approximately 45 minutes from the base.
Online resources for finding off-base employment:
Universal Job Match
Suffolk County Council Jobs
Please hand carry the following items with you (do not pack them in your household goods shipment): current resumes, professional copies of licenses, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, clothes suitable for job-hunting and interviewing, your Social Security card (not laminated), past performance evaluations and any data storage devices (i.e., thumb drive, compact disk, etc.) that you have used for job-search correspondence in the past.
Youth employment opportunities
Commissary -- Bagging groceries at the commissary is a great way for teens 14 and older to earn money. There is a waiting list for positions, so if you are interested, sign up as soon as possible. You must be dependable and the hours are flexible.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service – The AAFES offers a variety of jobs for youth 16 and older, including food service workers (Burger King, Baskin-Robins, Pizza Hut, Charley's, etc.) sales associates (base exchange, Shoppette, etc.), laborer, custodial worker, warehouse worker, etc.
Non-Appropriated Funds with 48 Forces Support Squadron operates 27 facilities, including the fitness center, youth centers, dining establishments, clubs, etc.
Summer Hire Program -- This is a United States Air Forces in Europe program for youth ages 14 and older, which is dependent upon funding. Lakenheath schools and the Civilian Personnel Office at RAF Mildenhall will have information before the start of each summer.