The infographic below takes you through the process of becoming an Air Traffic Controller.
As you’ll see, the selection process is rigorous, but we place a very high emphasis on quality and safety. Of the 3,000 people who typically apply, only 20 become fully validated – a process which can take three to four years.
NATS is the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. Each year we handle 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace.
In addition to providing services to 14 UK airports, we work in more than 30 countries around the world spanning Europe, the Middle East , Asia and America.