Trainee Air Traffic Controllers
Air traffic control is a career like no other. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be part of a community of highly-trained professionals, who are essential to the smooth and safe running of the aviation industry. 24 hours a day, they help to keep some of the busiest airspace in the world moving. The work is challenging and demanding, but it’s immensely rewarding too.
What makes a good Controller?
People come to this career from all kinds of backgrounds. So while you may have knowledge or experience of aviation, it’s by no means essential. It’s the kind of job in which your attitude and aptitude is far more important than your specific background.
Find out more
Explore the areas below to discover more about becoming and being an Air Traffic Controller:
About the role
Find out more about what is involved in being an Air Traffic Controller.
- About the role
Meet a controller
Meet some of the people working at NATS that control our skies.
- Meet a controller
Do you have the skills?
Play our games to discover if you have what it takes to be an Air Traffic Controller.
- Do you have the skills?
There are specific requirements to being an Air Traffic Controller, find out more.
How to apply
Everything you'll need to know to get you through the application process.
- How to apply
Training & development
Details of our training, the essential skills you'll learn and where they can take you.
- Training & development
An attractive package of rewards and benefits, even when you're training.
We've answered some of your most frequently asked questions.
Take your first steps towards attending our sought-after programmme
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