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Early Careers – Industrial Placements

(Business or Technical) - Hampshire/Ayrshire

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About us 

NATS is the UKs 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 Placement 

Ideal for those who are studying a degree courses with a sandwich year, our 12 month placements provide the ideal opportunity to develop your skills and gain essential work experience. You’ll get the opportunity to work on live projects across our sites, becoming an integral part of our highly-skilled teams and delivering tangible output ensuring that NATS maintains its place as an elite air traffic service provider. This will give you an invaluable insight into NATS as a business and the aviation industry generally.

NATS’ Industrial Placement scheme is designed to provide 12 months of stimulating experience to give highly motivated students an insight into the world of aviation.

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.

We currently have opportunities in:

Our Business programme, which covers:

  • Project Management
  • Commercial Business
  • Supply Chain & Purchasing
  • Finance 
  • Business Management
  • Strategy Design.

Our Technical programme, which covers:

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

Whichever programme you choose, your placement experience will be unique to you so you can build on the knowledge you have 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.
  • Working towards a minimum of 2:1 in a relevant degree.
  • A proven interest in the field outside of your studies.

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

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 days of holiday entitlement with Bank Holidays on top.
  • 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 an early careers student-led project.
  • A popular buddy support system to help you feel at ease 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 - NATS heavily engages with different charities every year.
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 2267BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 11th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Hampshire and Ayrshire

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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