Air Traffic Control


Every day across the globe, thousands of commercial, military and non-commercial planes take to the skies – that creates very busy airspace! The world needs air traffic control on the ground to avoid collision in the sky above.


The UK is the third largest aviation network behind the USA and China?

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NATS Prestwick controls just under half of all UK air traffic, with over 500 people working there. As well as air traffic controllers, NATS employ graduates, undergraduates, engineering technicians and apprentices, so they look for lots of different skills and backgrounds. People who have studied STEM subjects are very much in demand, as well as those with a business or commercial mindset.

Learn more about how to become an air traffic controller

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