Air Traffic Control Officer

Air Traffic Control Officer United Kingdom

Royal Navy
Full Time United Kingdom 27000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The role at a glance

Loan on buying a house


Your minimum salary from day one


Your approximate salary after two years

6 weeks

Of paid holiday every year


Medical and dental care


All around the world

What you’ll do

It’s not just the air space directly above you that you’ll be responsible for. You’ll control the flow of air traffic for a 30-mile radius. Given this could be anywhere in the world depending on where your missions take you – with civilian and private traffic, extreme weather and potential conflict to consider – you’ll need to be completely on the ball. Whether you’re in the middle of the ocean on board an aircraft carrier like the new Queen Elizabeth, or on shore at a Royal Naval Air Station, the lives of your crewmates will be in your hands. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO US

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Your role
Monitor the airwaves and make sure each and every one of the helicopters and jets under your watch lands safely.
Use your knowledge of our world-class kit, and understanding of your environment, to give clear instructions to pilots and crew.
Operate sophisticated radar and communication systems, and collaborate with everyone in your team.
Use your world-class communication skills to ensure the safety of your crew.

What you’ll get
Skills for life
Qualifications you'll gain
Study for GCSEs, A-Levels, NVQs or even a degree, with funding from us
Gain specialist vocational qualifications
Gain a Foundation Degree in Airspace Management on completion of professional training
Skills you'll develop
How to use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your airspace and keep it safe
The art of effective communication and decision-making in high-pressure situations
Pay and benefits
A starting salary of at least £27,000
Earn up to £33,000 within two years
Accelerated training and responsibility from day one
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Free medical and dental care
Subsidised travel and accommodation
Adventurous training
Excellent pension scheme

What you'll need
You must be aged 18 to 34
You’ll need a minimum of 72 UCAS points. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g., BTEC)
You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics
A British/British Dual National who has lived in the UK continuously for the 5 years prior to applying
Minimum height of 151.5cm
A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
Must pass CBAT. Specialist Aviation Medical at OASC, RAF Cranwell post AIB.
Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills and interests
Able to thrive on responsibility
A confident leader
A passion for working as part of a team
Calm under pressure
Able to concentrate for long periods of time

Starting your career
Joining process
Initial training
Professional training

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, the joining process is as follows:

Submit an application

Once you’ve registered your interest, we’ll be in touch to discuss your options

Defence Aptitude Assessment (DAA)

You’ll be tested on: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Work Rate, Spatial Reasoning, Electrical Comprehension and Mechanical Comprehension.
To prepare, you can practise the DAA


A formal interview to talk through your suitability for the role

Medical and eye tests

These are quite comprehensive and must be completed by one of our Ministry of Defence-approved doctors

Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT)

This involves completing a 2.4km run on a treadmill within a certain time, at a fitness centre near you


You’ll have a short interview to assess your suitability for a career in the Royal Navy, and to ensure you’re ready for the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB)

Admiralty Interview Board (AIB)

This stage is unique to officers and takes place in two parts. A Pre Recorded Interview (PRI) is an online assessment which assesses your motivation to join the Royal Navy as an officer and your awareness of the Royal Navy. The Group Planning Exercise (GPE) is the second stage of the AIB and is an online competency based assessment which will take place on a separate day to the PRI. It will be conducted in a virtual group environment and you will be assessed on your contribution to the team based on your individual performance.

Air Traffic Control Officer
Royal Navy
Holywood, United Kingdom
Sir Jonathon Band
$5 to $25 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
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