Getting settled - Jobs and employment

Like many other overseas locations, RAF Lakenheath can be a challenging environment for spouses who are seeking employment outside the home. It is not uncommon for applicants to wait six months or longer to gain a job commensurate with their education and/or experience.

Employment opportunities exist on base through local community banks, credit unions, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Non-Appropriated Funds, Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, area contractors and the concessionaires at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall.

To obtain the higher paying positions on the British economy may require individuals to drive to Cambridge (approximately 45 minutes from base).