Graduate Opportunity

Early Careers - Direct Entry Graduate

(Business or Technical) - Hampshire/Ayrshire

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About us 

NATS is the UK's leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres and 14 airports in the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally.

We are passionate about being an equal opportunities employer, treating all colleagues in a fair and respectful manner. We appreciate and value the diversity of our employees and the inclusive environment we work in. Having employees with a diverse range of skills, knowledge, creativity, innovation and energy is important to us, and allows us to be the industry leaders we are.

The Programme 

This year, we are offering recent graduates a choice of two brand new graduate programmes across our sites in Hampshire and Ayrshire. We know that when it comes to starting your first job your ambitions and needs can change and evolve. That’s why our 24 month graduate programmes offer a wealth of different opportunities to help you take your first steps. Our programmes span the whole of the business where you will be a key asset to your team, gaining valuable experience in a forward thinking and impactful company in the world of airspace and helping us keep our skies safe.

About NATS

NATS is the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. Each year we handle 2.4 million flights and 250 million passengers in UK airspace.

Our Business programme covers:

  • Project Management
  • Commercial Business
  • Supply Chain, purchasing
  • Finance
  • Business Management
  • Strategy Design.

Our Technical programme covers:

  • Engineering
  • Analytics
  • Research & Development
  • Safety & Investigations
  • Information Technology
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Environmental
  • Airspace Regulation.

Whichever programme you choose, your graduate experience will be original to you so you can build on the knowledge you gained at university. With the help of our skilled advisors, you will be responsible for driving and crafting your own journey. This may include rotations to different departments, travelling across the UK or gaining professional accreditations. We are passionate about your personal and professional development and will help you achieve your goals.

We want you to be happy, engaged, excited and challenged by your work. We have set ourselves some challenging targets over the next few years, but one thing is clear; we can only achieve these through our people. We will be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically and you can help us craft the future.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to connect with others and develop positive relationships.
  • Resilience to challenges.
  • Curiosity and innovation.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Dedication and determination.
  • A minimum of 2:1 in a relevant degree.
  • A demonstrable interest in the field outside of your studies.

In return for your hard work we offer a range of graduate benefits:

  • Competitive salary with regular pay reviews.
  • A generous defined contribution pension that is flexible to suit you along with Life Assurance (9 times salary).
  • Relocation assistance.
  • 28 days of holiday entitlement plus Bank Holidays.
  • Pastoral care from the Early Careers team.
  • Support and funding towards professional accreditations.
  • On the job learning from some of the most senior experts in the industry.
  • Involvement in a graduate project.
  • A popular buddy support system to help you feel comfortable from day one.
  • Social activities such as a varied range of sports teams and an onsite gym.
  • Free fruit, subsidised food and Costa coffee.
  • The chance to get involved with lots of charity events.
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 2266BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 11th, 2019
  • £28,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Hampshire and Ayrshire

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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