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.
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.
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 six employee networks: The Ability Network, globeAll (representing ethnic and cultural minority employees), Faith Network, 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.
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.
At NATS, we are committed to supporting the industry’s goal to achieve Net Zero flying by 2050. To demonstrate our commitment, we are prioritising work with our customers and partners to discover and implement sustainable solutions. We are also holding ourselves to account in our commitment to become a net zero emissions company by 2035.
Through our activities both on the ground and in the air, making changes to the way we run our business and manage airspace is vital to ensure a sustainable future for aviation.
On the ground
We operate a large infrastructure of communications, navigation and surveillance sites across the UK, providing our air traffic control centres and airport towers with the ability to communicate with and see where aircraft are positioned. Understandably, energy consumption is the largest source of our own emissions and a priority focus area for our teams in support of our net zero and carbon negative trajectory.
Since 2018, we have already reduced our estate emissions by 39% and our Transition Plan commits to further robust targets.
- Find out more in our Environment section.
In the air
The structure of our airspace is undergoing a transformation. UK airspace is among the most complex anywhere in the world and as part of Government policy, airspace modernisation aims to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
Since 2021, we have delivered nine airspace changes which together enable savings of over 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in UK airspace, and we’re not stopping there.
- Find out more in our Airspace section.
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.
Charities and community outreach
We have a strong tradition of fundraising for causes that matter to us, and work closely with our corporate charity partners Aerobility and The Jon Egging Trust, donating funds as well as time and expertise.
We have a NATS community fund, providing employees with small financial grants to support the causes that they are personally involved in within their local communities.
Colleagues are also able to support UK charities, good causes and places of worship via the ‘Give As You Earn’ scheme - a voluntary, simple and tax-free way to donate straight from gross salary.
- Find out more in our latest Responsible Business Report.
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.