We offer an attractive package of rewards and benefits, even when you first join us for your training.
On joining as a Trainee Air Traffic Controller, you’ll get a basic salary of £13,154.40, along with an attractive benefits package. This will include everything from a contributory pension scheme and generous annual leave to a whole host of voluntary benefits and family friendly policies.
Because we recognise the costs associated with accommodation when you’re training, we also provide a weekly payment of £60* to help you cover your expenses. You may also be eligible to claim a further £1,000* on completion of your college based training (subject to conditional criteria).
After the college based training completes, you’ll be posted to a NATS Unit for further training. On posting, your salary will increase and be somewhere between £17,066* and £20,479* (depending on where you’re posted).
Once you’ve completed and passed all of your training (college and unit), your salary will rise to £32,522* – £36,247*, again depending on the unit.
On your third anniversary of passing training, subject to validation, your salary will rise to £46,461* – £51,781* plus shift pay of £5,543*. With increments, you could potentially earn over £100,000* (inclusive of shift pay) at our Swanwick Centre and Heathrow Tower.
NATS standard leave arrangements are 28 days per year plus public holidays. More detailed information on benefits will be provided when you join us.
*At 2012 rates.
How to apply Check you are eligible then take your first steps to apply for the highly sought after training programme.
Becoming an Air Traffic Controller This infographic shows the stages applicants must pass through to validate as an Air Traffic Controller.