Operations Safety & Assurance - Industrial Placement

We're looking for people to join our Operations Safety & Assurance Industrial Placement Scheme. Please read the job description below and if it sounds appealing, why not apply?

Department - Early Careers
Location - Whiteley
Post type - Early Career
Salary - £18,000
Closing date - 13 November 2022

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 services to 13 airports in the UK as well as providing these services around the world spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

We are shaping the future of air traffic management through our focus on ‘advancing aviation and keeping the skies safe’ and we believe that the size and diversity of our business makes us an exciting choice for undergraduates considering their future careers.

What will the Operations Safety and Assurance industrial placement 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 for someone seeking real experience in the aviation sector.

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 purpose of the role is to support our Safety Media work, delivering specific tasks in this area. This team are the focal point for the management of recorded data from the Operational environment. The Safety Support Media team produce copies, extracts, and replays of ATC recordings from the operational archive. Data is released to various internal departments and authorised external partners to give direct evidence and support to formal safety investigations and for the purposes of safety improvement activity. To achieve this, you would be expected to work closely with our internal customers across Swanwick, Prestwick, Military, and external agencies (e.g., CAA and airline operators).

The team is responsible for the storage of the team’s removable computer systems media (analogue and digital) used within the operational ATC system and various support systems at Swanwick & Prestwick.

Due to the location of the equipment necessary to undertake this role, the placement is based at our Swanwick Centre (Hampshire).

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 will also need to pass NATS pre-employment security clearance checks.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary - £18,000 per annum
  • 28 days of holiday entitlement with Bank Holidays on top
  • Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme

For more detail on our benefits package, 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 click here: 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, 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 would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments.

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