23 Comments

  1. 12

    Mubasher

    Hi my name is Mubasher, I am really interested in becoming a Air Traffic controller but I don’t have my GCSE’s at Grade C or above. My GCSE’s Grades are D and E, accept for one which is for R.E Subject at a Grade C. It’s been about 8 years since I did my GCSE’s. Can I resit them now and be accepted for the ATC course then if I get the Grades required to become ATC. Plus I have done GNVQ IN BUSINESS and got a pass in that, can that be accepted. I have also done a couple of other short courses like Web design, Business and administration training. I am a really hard working man, dedicated and I want a good job this job would be my dream come true. Please help me with some advice. I’ve been on the NATS website and the only criteria I don’t meet is the GCSE’s at the Grade C. So please can you help me I want to do good for myself. Thank you

    Reply
    1. 12.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi,

      I think it’s best to ask your questions directly to NATS, since these are very specific.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply
  2. 11

    Tharaka

    Hi.My name is Tharaka..I am A Netherland Citizen…Can i apply for ATC course…?

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    1. 11.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Tharaka,

      to get an actual Air Traffic Control job you should be eligible to work in the UK. If that’s settled there should be no problem in taking the ATC course.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply
  3. 10

    Fatma Ates

    Hello,

    I am 24 yo, live in London, graduated from Sociology and currently working as a Manager in a Solicitors firm.

    I want to become a ATC. I have done some research, but the more I do the more Im confused.

    Can I independently do the trainee course or do I have to go through the application/interview process?

    Is it possible to do voluntary work within the tower?

    When is it best to apply for the gaining course?

    Reply
    1. 10.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Fatma,

      I understand the confusion: NATS provides it’s own training course, while also operating most of the Air Traffic Control towers in the UK. However, if you want to study independently of NATS (for example if you want to apply for a non-NATS controlled ATC position) you can undergo training with Global ATS. I don’t believe it’s possible to volunteer in a tower, since it is a high stressed environment with limited space and guidance.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply
  4. 9

    walter

    hi my name is walter l am 16 years old and l have a dream to become an air traffic controller can you help me to make my dream come true can send an email with all the requirements and fees

    Reply
    1. 9.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Walter,

      if you check out the NATS site you will probably find all the requirements you need to know.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply
  5. 8

    astrid

    hye
    I am 15 years old. i have a dream from my childhood to be an air hostess. and i want it to come true. i have a really good height at my this age which is 5:7. I hoping so that i will get a chance to be an air hostess in my future. I’m in year 10 now! what results will i need to be an air hostess?
    i hope you’ll will help me in my dream coming true
    thanks

    Reply
    1. 8.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi,

      please have a look over here for more information: Air Hostess Requirements

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      Heathrow Careers

      Reply
  6. 7

    Brian Khan

    Hi My name is Brian and I’m 31 this year and I was wondering if there is a cut off age for when you can apply to be a Air traffic Controller license and if I was willing to pay for the course myself how much would it roughly cost?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. 7.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Brian,

      on this page you will find all relevant courses and entry information: Global ATS ATC Training

      It seems there’s no maximum age, and costs depend on which course you want to take on.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      Heathrow Careers

      Reply
  7. 6

    Jon harris

    Hi is there an upper age limit where you can longer be considered for training as an ATC?

    Many thanks

    Reply
    1. 6.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Jon,

      there don’t seem to be an upper age limit, but there may be one when you actually apply for an ATC job.

      Best of luck,
      Jacco
      Heathrow Careers

      Reply
  8. 5

    Ajmeet

    Hi,

    I really want to an Air Traffic Controller and I’m 19 years old Unemployed for the past 10 days and I’m very confused on how and where to begin from being an ATC and plus I do not hold English GCSE at grade C every thing and I have over 5 GCSE’s at grade B and above just not English Also diploma in Mechanical Engineering,

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  9. 4

    Isabell

    Hi I’m Isabell and I’ve always wanted to be an air traffic controller, but two years ago I got diagnosed with Addisons disease and type one diabetes, I’m also asthmatic. Could I still become an air traffic controller or is this now impossible?

    Reply
    1. 4.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Isabell,

      I’m afraid I can’t advise you on this, but what you could do is inform at the recruitment agent you will find over here: Air traffic controller vacancies. Or you can contact NATS (link), which runs the air traffic control on Heathrow Airport.
      Maybe by contacting them you can find out if it is still possible to become air traffic controller.

      Best of luck!
      Jacco
      Heathrow Careers

      Reply
  10. 3

    Alisa

    Hello, What if I have german passport and also live in Germany, can I still apply for the ATCO?

    Reply
    1. 3.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hello,

      I did some research for you, since it’s not really job specific. Please have a look over here, and then here.

      Jacco
      Heathrow Careers

      Reply
  11. 2

    tejash patel

    hi my name is tejash patel i really want to become an air traffic controller to fulfill my dream and would like to know how much it would cost and would like to know if NATS would give a student of different nationality a chance to be a trainee with them and as well as work.

    Reply
    1. 2.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hello Tajesh,

      please have a look over here, maybe this will help:
      http://heathrowcareers.co.uk/series/air-traffic-controller/

      Jacco
      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply
  12. 1

    Kieron Haine

    Hello my name is Kieron and I am extreamly interested in being a air traffic controller and persuing this as my dream job. I am 17 and i want to know how much the training would be and if there is any training available and if i have to wait untill i am 18 or not.

    Would love to hear back from you,
    Kind regards,
    Kieron Haine

    Reply
    1. 1.1

      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Hi Kieron,

      I will put your request here on the site, so someone maybe can pick it up :-)

      Jacco
      Webmaster HeathrowCareers.co.uk

      Reply

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