NATS careers
Working for NATS

Nats 17 Image 1Guiding over 2 million flights – carrying some 200 million passengers – is no mean feat. But thanks to a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the expertise and dedication of our people, that’s what NATS achieves over the course of a year. And it’s what makes NATS such an exciting 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 will be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically. You can help us shape the future of the aviation industry by setting new standards in safety, service and value for all our customers.

NATS has over 40 manned sites across the UK, from Aberdeen to Southampton.

Nats 17 Image 3Contact
Organisation name: NATS
Address: 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hants, PO15 7FL
Tel: 01489 616090
Email: [email protected]

GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers

As an Air Traffic Controller you will be at the heart of NATS’ business, issuing instructions and information to pilots by radio to keep air traffic flying safely, efficiently and on time. It’s a highly responsible and immensely satisfying role where safety is key.

We’ll expect you to have at least five GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade C or above, including English and Maths and be over the age of 18 on application.

Benefits: • Pay whilst you’re learning • Contributory pension scheme • Generous annual leave • Voluntary benefits and family-friendly policies • A weekly accommodation payment of £60


Not offered at present

Graduate & Post-graduate training programme

NATS has many Graduate Schemes spanning across Engineering, Operational Analysis, Programmes, Supply Chain as well as placements for candidates with backgrounds in Business Studies and Marketing. Across all of the schemes you’ll be able to develop your talents through a carefully designed mix of on-the-job and classroom-based training. It’s the ideal foundation for a career in your chosen area.

If you’re looking to make the most of your degree, then our graduate scheme is an excellent next step. It will give you first-class technical and interpersonal skills, invaluable hands-on experience in a professional environment, a broad industry exposure and a well-rounded knowledge of Air Traffic Control.

Benefits: as above plus competitive starting salary

Desirable degrees: We look for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the relevant discipline, together with strong technical knowledge and good analytical abilities.


Work placements with combined qualifications

If you’re on a degree course involving a sandwich year or you’re on a gap year since starting university, our structured industrial placements are the ideal opportunity to develop your skills.

Your 12-month placement will begin in July at our Corporate and Technical Centre (CTC) in Whiteley, Hampshire. You’ll get the chance to work on live projects as an integral part of our highly skilled teams. This will give you an invaluable insight into NATS as a business and the aviation industry generally.

The Industrial Placement Schemes are not just in our technical areas such as Engineering and Operational Analysis. Many of our corporate areas such as Supply Chain, Programmes and Marketing also have schemes. In order to be eligible, you need to be on track to achieve a 2:1 in your degree.