Great Opportunity To Try Yourself As An Air Traffic Controller

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, commonly known as Eurocontrol, offers young people an opportunity to train as an air traffic controller at  Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre in the Netherlands. Deadline to apply is October 1st. The position of controller is paid.

An air traffic controller job is to ensure that aircraft are safely separated from each other in the sky.

Air traffic controllers (ATCOs) training course lasts about two and a half years. Training is done at an aviation university in Toulouse and at Maastricht centre. The training courses start in March and October each year; they include in-depth theoretical classes, training on simulators as well as intensive on-the-job training at the centre. A selection procedure is currently underway to find suitable candidates for the student air traffic controller training which is scheduled to start in March 2017.

Main criteria

  • Younger than 25 on 1 October in the year the training course starts;

  • Have successfully completed your secondary education at an advanced level (subjects must include mathematics and English);

  • Have a good command of English – the international language of aviation;

  • A national of a Eurocontrol Member State;

  • Medically fit;

  • Free from any military service obligation at the start of your training.

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