Who are NATS?
NATS is the UK’s leading Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Every year we handle 2.6 million flights and keep 250 million passengers safe whilst in UK airspace. We provide air traffic management (ATM) services to 13 airports in the UK as well as providing these services around the world spanning Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America.
We’re shaping the future of ATM through our focus on ‘advancing aviation and keeping the skies safe’ and believe that the size and diversity of our business makes us an exciting choice for undergraduates considering their future careers.
What will the Safety Assurance Graduate scheme involve?
Our company’s purpose is to advance aviation and keep the skies safe. It is people that create safety, so for us to fulfil our purpose, each of us must be safe in everything we do. This role is a very exciting opportunity as it crosses 3 key NATS directorates: Operations, Technical Services and Safety Services. This will provide the successful applicant with a real breadth of experience and a unique insight into our core safety business.
The Operations Safety and Assurance team focus on current air traffic management performance and investigations, development and assurance of future methods, as well as compliance with regulation and standards. The team provide assurance to the business that the air traffic management service delivered by NATS is safe today and will remain so tomorrow.
The Technical Services Safety and Assurance team provide assurance solutions to give confidence to the business that our technical and engineering practices are fit for purpose and that the changes we are making can be safely implemented.
The Safety Services team is responsible for setting and evolving our safety strategy; supporting leaders and teams to understand, engage with and deliver our strategy and culture; monitoring, maintaining and challenging our safety performance; and ensuring high quality and robust procedures and mechanisms are in place. The team provide the focus on both the operational and occupational safety that is necessary to keep the skies safe.
All three areas challenge and support colleagues across NATS to constantly improve our safety culture and leadership to deliver our work to the right standards. Safety is central to everything we do at NATS every day. The teams have a critical part to play in ensuring safety culture and ways of working remain firmly embedded across our business and wider organisation.
The scheme is based at our Head Office in Whiteley (Hampshire) however we have adopted ‘agile working’ which will enable you, where possible, to have the opportunity and flexibility to work in our modern office facilities as well as at home. In addition, this exciting 2 year programme will involve some travel from time to time to Swanwick Centre (Hampshire) and our Prestwick Centre (Ayrshire).
The opportunity will involve 3 x 8 month placements working across the Operations, Technical Services and Safety Services Directorates.
Why choose NATS?
By joining NATS not only will you be working for the UK’s leading ANSP, but you will also be working at the heart of our organisation, alongside other Graduates, Undergraduate Students and Professionals. You will gain valuable insight into our business and make a tangible contribution to our success.
Your placement experience will be unique to you so you can build on the knowledge you have gained at university. We are committed to your personal and professional development and – with the support of our skilled advisors - will help you achieve your goals.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for driven, proactive and committed individuals who will embrace the challenging targets that we have set ourselves over the next few years. One thing is clear to us; we can only achieve these targets through our people. We will be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically and you can help us shape the future.
We are looking for individuals who share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe. We provide answers to the critical issues faced by the aviation industry around the world – such as cost-efficiency, environment and data use – and have built our reputation on delivering a first rate, safe and efficient service.
You’ll need to have achieved a minimum of 2:2 in a relevant degree within the last 2 years (or on track to graduate in 2022) and have demonstrable interest in your field outside of studies.
You will also need to pass NATS pre-employment security clearance checks.
What’s in it for you?
- Competitive salary - £28,000 per annum
- 28 days of holiday entitlement plus Bank Holidays
- Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme
- Opportunity to study for a fully-funded professional qualification (where applicable)
For more information on the benefits we offer, please visit https://www.nats.aero/careers/early-careers/
Diversity and Inclusion at NATS
We celebrate the diversity of our colleagues. We thrive because we are all brilliantly different yet united in our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe. For more information on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.nats.aero/careers/why-nats/
If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.
We want you to be able to perform at your best, so please email [email protected] if you’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments.
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