Engineering

Time at Bletchley, whether as a resident apprentice or a course attendee, is considered to be a formative time in an engineer’s life.

NATS College of Telecommunications Engineering not only trained apprentices, but also provided continuing professional development for existing staff and other companies or countries wishing to take advantage of the comprehensive technical facilities.

A new NATS exhibition space in the National Museum of Computing will open in April 2015.

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Not going to university?

More and more young people are finishing their A levels and BTEC level 3s looking for an alternative to university. Well-structured apprenticeship schemes are increasingly popular and considered as a really positive alternative for school and college leavers who already have an idea of what they want to do.

NATS now offers an advanced engineering apprenticeship scheme to reflect this change in the marketplace.

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Becoming a NATS IP

Industrial Placement schemes (IPs) are available across NATS as well as vacancies for Direct Entry Graduates (DEGs) in Engineering. Applying for such positions may seem a little daunting so we asked some of our new IPs to share some tips and first impressions.

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A new Multilateration System has been transitioned into operational service at Heathrow Airport. To transition such a highly integrated system in a complex and busy airfield environment – and without any operational impact – was certainly a challenge.

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Introducing #NATS365

With the launch of #NATS365 today, Monday 1st September, we will be sharing a photo each day for a year to help provide a greater insight into various different aspects and areas of our business.

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The Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, Gloucestershire is regarded as one of the biggest events in the airshow calendar and this year NATS graduates were on hand to show off their skills.

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The latest blog in our series, which looks at women in engineering, is from Wendy Ashing, Senior Project Safety Manager with NATS. She shares her experiences and reflections about her career below.

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It may be hidden behind the scenes at times, but engineering is a vital part of the work we do.

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When people hear that my role in NATS is to lead the Survey and Drawing Services (S&DS) team they often think I sit at a desk drawing things every day. But in truth, what the team and I do is much more varied and exciting.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but then how would you train engineers to maintain equipment?

The answer lies deep in the green fields of Hampshire, where a unique site plays host to an array of ground based navigation systems that provide a hands-on training experience to all NATS engineers, as well as delegates from across the globe that seek our expertise.

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