Excellent early career opportunities

At NATS we have plenty to offer. All of our roles are designed with you in mind.

We offer top of the range training, advanced technologies, a multitude of employee benefits and a friendly working environment; so you can advance your career whilst shaping the future of the aviation industry.

 

The options available

Whether you're looking for a placement while studying at university, a recent graduate wanting to put your skills into practice or a school leaver on the search for an apprenticeship or work experience, NATS has the perfect opportunity...

Undergraduate placement

This one-year opportunity is designed for students in their second year at university, who are looking for a sandwich year option.

You’ll find that you’re right at the heart of our organisation, working alongside our graduates and other business professionals, and as a result, you’ll gain a great insight into our organisation and market place.

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

  • 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 comfortable from day one
  • Social activities such as a wide 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
  • A modern, comfortable environment
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
Ruchini – Undergraduate Placement

Programme areas

Applicants for the Undergraduate scheme can choose a placement in one of the following three programme areas:

Engineering & Technology

We are living in an ever-changing world where technology not only gives us immense opportunity, but also leads to challenges and threats.

Engineering & Technology is the area where the future of Air Traffic Management solutions come to life – and where we bring new ideas and improvements to existing technologies.

Systems / Computer Engineer

Corporate

Our organisation requires careful financial management, balancing business needs, commercial vision and operational requirements to unlock success and build our vision for the future.

In this programme you'll gain a good insight into the processes and practices underpinning an effective business. 

Programme Management

Project Managers make sure strategically important projects and business changes are fully implemented across our business. And, given we have around 4,500 people at NATS, that’s no mean feat.

You might be working in technology or commercial projects, helping to ensure the solutions we create for our customers are implemented smoothly.

Graduate Scheme

This opportunity is open to applicants who have completed their degree. The two-year programme provides a clear route for progression and development.

You can extend the knowledge you’ve gained whilst studying, while at the same time having the opportunity to put the theory into practice alongside experienced colleagues.

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

  • Competitive salary
  • A generous defined contribution pension that is flexible to suit you along with Life Assurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • 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 comfortable from day one
  • Social activities such as a wide 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
  • A modern, comfortable environment
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
Sam – Graduate Scheme, Project Management

Programme areas

Applicants for the Graduate scheme can choose a placement in one of the following three programme areas:

Engineering & Technology

We are living in an ever-changing world where technology not only gives us immense opportunity, but also leads to challenges and threats.

Engineering & Technology is the area where the future of Air Traffic Management solutions come to life – and where we bring new ideas and improvements to existing technologies.

Corporate

Our organisation requires careful financial management, balancing business needs, commercial vision and operational requirements to unlock success and build our vision for the future.

In this programme you'll gain a good insight into the processes and practices underpinning an effective business. 

Programme Management

Project Managers make sure strategically important projects and business changes are fully implemented across our business. And, given we have around 4,500 people at NATS, that’s no mean feat.

You might be working in technology or commercial projects, helping to ensure the solutions we create for our customers are implemented smoothly.

Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship and Engineering Technician opportunities are perfect for those who are looking to earn money as they gain new qualifications.

Apprenticeships are open to everyone and span the breadth of our business. We look for candidates from a range of backgrounds with varying qualifications.

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

  • 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 comfortable from day one
  • Social activities such as a wide 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
  • A modern, comfortable environment
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
Rachel – Apprentice

Internships

A six-week opportunity for students who are not doing a sandwich year, but want to gain professional experience working in an exciting, forward-thinking environment.

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

  • Competitive salary
  • 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
  • A popular buddy support system to help you feel comfortable from day one
  • Social activities such as a wide 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
  • A modern, comfortable environment
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
Matthew – Intern

What we're looking for

We offer top of the range training, advanced technologies, a multitude of employee benefits and a friendly working environment; so you can advance your career whilst shaping the future of the aviation industry. In exchange, we ask you to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to connect with others and develop lasting relationships
  • Resilience to challenges
  • Curiosity and innovation
  • Creative problem solving
  • Commitment and determination
  • A demonstrable interest in the field outside of your studies

The application process

  • 1

    Register & apply online

    Apply online, register your personal information and complete a detailed application form.

  • 2

    Tests

    Depending on the scheme you are applying for, you’ll be required to take a number of online tests to uncover your suitability.

  • 3

    Assessment

    If successful, you’ll either be invited to either an Assessment Centre or interview at one of our sites

  • 4

    Offer

    Once the assessment is complete, you will be contacted by a NATS colleague who will tell you if your application has been successful. A vast number of applicants apply for jobs at NATS, so getting to this stage is a huge achievement!

Apply here

We have the current schemes open for candidates to apply to.

No vacancies currently.

Future scheme opening dates

15 November

  • Undergraduate Placements for Engineering & Technology

9 December

  • Apprenticeship Schemes including Engineering Technicians

13 December

  • Graduate Schemes for Corporate and Programme Management programmes

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