Trainee Air Traffic Controllers
graduate job

Trainee Air Traffic Controllers

Employer
NATS
Salary
£50,000
Location
Fareham

Job description


No aviation experience necessary. This role’s all about you. How you think and solve problems. How you handle pressure. How you adapt to unpredictable situations like extreme weather events.

Believe it or not, these qualities are rare: less than 1% of applicants make it through the selection process. But if you make the grade, you’ll be greatly rewarded – from training and benefits to job satisfaction.

What will I do?
Once trained, you’ll coordinate up to 25 aircraft – not only as they take off and land, but throughout their journey across our airspace. Communicating constantly with pilots, you’ll keep each plane a safe distance apart and react swiftly to changing events.

What does the training involve?
Training takes around three years. The first nine months will see you learning on simulators and studying everything from meteorology to aviation law. You’ll then move into an Ops room and start doing the job for real. Once validated as an ATCO, you can expect to earn upwards of £50,000.

*Qualified controllers with three years’ experience can expect to earn between £46,461 – £51,781 plus shift pay of £5,543.

Person requirements

A passion for the job, resilience, a calm nature, good powers of concentration, strong spatial awareness and, of course, excellent problem solving skills. You’ll also need to pass a medical. As for qualifications, you’ll need at least five GCSEs (although many people who join us have A levels and degrees too).

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Salary

£50,000

after three years *

Location

Fareham

How to apply

Closing date: 30/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/01/2018

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