Safety is our number one priority at NATS so it takes a special person to be a fully validated Air Traffic Controller.
All of our Air Traffic Controllers go through a rigorous recruitment, assessment and training programme to ensure they have the right skills and abilities to do their job.
We recruit for Air Traffic Controllers quarterly, typically attracting 3,000 applicants. Of these only 20 will pass every stage and validate. It usually takes between three and four years from first application to validation for successful candidates.
We’ve made the infographic below to help illustrate what applicants need to do to become an Air Traffic Controller. If you’re interested in a career in air traffic control, find out more at http://www.nats.co.uk/careers.
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You can download a pdf of the Becoming an Air Traffic Controller infographic here.
Find out more about careers in NATS at http://www.nats.co.uk/careers.
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