Discover your potential
While happy, engaged and challenged in your career
Guiding over 2.5 million flights (2019) - carrying some 240 million passengers - is no mean feat – and neither is supporting our customers around the world meet their objectives to increase safety, capacity or efficiency in their airport operations. Thanks to a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the expertise and dedication of our amazing people, that's what we achieve over the course of a year. And it’s what makes NATS such an interesting, exciting and rewarding place to work.
We want you to be happy, engaged and challenged by your work. We have set ourselves some challenging targets over the next few years and one thing is clear: we can only achieve these through our people.
We aspire to lead the way in our industry; technically, operationally, commercially and politically. You can be part of that journey helping us shape the future of the aviation industry by setting new standards in safety, service and value to all our customers. You can help us in 'Advancing aviation, keeping the skies safe'.
Hear from some of our employees as they discuss working at NATS in the video below, 'Our amazing everyday'.
Rewards & benefits
As an employee, you'll benefit from a competitive total reward package. This includes a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, generous annual leave, and access to a range of voluntary benefits and discounts. We also pride ourselves on our learning and development offering to support your personal and professional development during your career with us.
The wellbeing of our colleagues is important to us and as such we provide a wide range of resources and programmes to keep your health and wealth in great shape, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme, peer support, and sports and social clubs. There are also on-site gym facilities and subsidised catering at our larger sites.
A competitive base salary that’s regularly reviewed.
28 days of holiday entitlement with Bank Holidays on top.
Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme.
Benefits & discounts
A wide range of benefits including an employee share plan and voluntary benefits and discounts via our online platform.
The opportunity to work flexibly in our modern office facilities as well as at home (dependant on role).
Opportunities to support charity events and enrol in our payroll-giving scheme. We heavily engage with different charities every year.
Health & wellbeing
Resources and programmes to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
Learning & development
First class offering to support your personal and professional development.
Onsite subsidised catering facilities and Costa coffee.
Work & family
Generous offering for family related leave to support these important life moments.
Sports & social
Social activities such as a wide range of sports teams and an onsite gym.
Employee Assistance Programme
A 24/7 confidential service to support you and your family through any of life's issues and problems.
Everything we do at NATS is underpinned by our values. They form the basis of our culture, our actions and how we embody our purpose.
We are courageous
We have the courage to think differently, to speak up and create a positive working environment in pursuit of our goals and to strive for better.
Our courage develops excellence in our people and in our practices. It also advances our products, our services and provides us with safe, sustainable & efficient solutions that we are proud of.
We are one team
We accomplish more together. We share knowledge and collaborate, both within functions and across divisions so our successes are shared across the business.
We put team goals ahead of personal ones, trust each other to deliver on commitments and support each other to develop the capabilities of the company. We are One Team.
We are respectful
We value everyone regardless of background. We treat each other, customers, partners and suppliers with dignity and professionalism. We acknowledge the value each of us brings, our differences, and our contributions.
We also respect the world in which we operate, always acting responsibly and hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We are safe
Safety is and will continue to be, our core value.
Our commitment to the safety of our people, operations and positive safety culture remains consistent, unwavering and permeates everything that we do as we address an evolving working environment and the challenges brought about by the expansion of types of airspace users and the introduction of new technologies.
Under the same sky
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.
We want to be inclusive, respectful, and diverse. We are listening, learning, and paying attention to the world. Colleagues help guide our actions and we are all taking positive steps so everyone can be themselves and succeed. Brilliantly different, under the same sky. Find out more on our Under the same sky page.
Our employee networks are helping colleagues connect, share and shape an inclusive working environment. They are run by colleagues who are united in their passion to grow both personally and professionally; creating a safe workplace for all while helping to define our vision for the future of aviation.
We currently have five employee networks: The Ability Network, globeAll (representing ethnic and cultural minority employees), SkyPride (LGBTQ+), Women’s Network and the Young Professionals Network. Find out more about our networks on our Under the same sky page.
We have adopted agile working to give our non-operational teams greater flexibility and an increased element of choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely. Our operational colleagues will typically be based at one of our operation centres or at an airport. However, some roles may also offer flexibility to work remotely from time to time.
We welcome discussions on flexible and part-time working arrangements and regularly seek feedback from colleagues to understand what they think about their working environment in order to continually drive improvement.
Charity and communities
As a large company with multiple sites across the UK and overseas, we play a positive role in the socio-economic development of the communities in which we operate, creating highly skilled and paid roles as well as supporting a range of charities and other good causes. There are a number of initiatives which underpin our work with communities, including:
While aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits to the UK and beyond, it also has a clear impact on the environment; we see it as our responsibility to help drive, deliver and maintain a sustainable future for the industry.
Reducing aviation's environmental impact and saving fuel is important to us and our customers. As part of our environmental strategy, we are implementing smarter and more responsive ways to do this.
- Read our latest Responsible Business Report
- We are proud to be a founding member of Sustainable Aviation
Understanding the perspective of communities affected by aviation is a central part of our work to be a responsible business. We listen to the wide range of views and feed these back into the business, so colleagues understand the societal impacts of the day-to-day and longer-term decisions we make. When we redesign airspace structures at lower levels we consider how to minimise the impact of aircraft noise on local communities.
We have a strong tradition of fundraising for causes that matter to us and these include important partnerships with charities such as ‘Aerobility’, who provide terminally ill and disabled individuals the opportunity to fly an aeroplane, and ‘The Jon Egging Trust’, who help young people overcome adversity and realise their potential.
Our colleagues are able to support charities and causes they care about via the ‘Give As You Earn’ scheme; a voluntary, simple and tax-free way to donate to their favourite charity straight from gross salary. We also have the NATS Footprint Fund which provides employees with small grants to support their personal commitments to worthy causes in their local communities.
We provide our colleagues with the opportunity and support to directly contribute their time to local charities and community activities through volunteering, especially for our corporate charity partners. This can range from beach cleans or decorating projects for schools and maths mentoring.
We actively promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools and colleges, career roadshows and tailored classroom-based learning activities, as well as providing sponsorship for several educational projects. This also includes regularly hosting students with our work experience programme, Future Minds programme for girls, and Blue Skies Programme for the Jon Egging Trust.
Your career, your opportunity
Whoever you are, whatever you want to do, we can help you make the most of your potential - and build an exceptional career.
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.
Please explore the exciting opportunities on offer at our vacancies page.
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