Train to be an Air Traffic Control Officer

Wick John O’Groats Airport

Training £30,918 progressing to £45,073

Once Qualified £50,511 progressing to £61,959

This position also attracts a 12.5% Shift Allowance, Meteorological Observer Allowance of £1,513 per annum and Weekend Allowance


Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd. is one of the largest Air Navigation Service Provider in the UK with operations at 11 Scottish Airports.

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join us to train as an Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO).

Start the process by asking yourself if you have the prerequisite skill set to pass a specialised selection test, do you have:

  • Excellent spatial awareness;
  • Strong visual-motor coordination;
  • Strong memory skills;
  • Capacity to multi-task;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A strong sense of team spirit;
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.


You must be:

  • At least 18 years of age on or before the closing date for applications
  • Able to pass the strict medical criteria set down by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Available on all the dates set out in the online applicant information.


In return we offer a sponsored training package, excellent salary and allowances, generous annual leave entitlement, a company pension, and an employee assistance programme which both you and your family can use.


We welcome applications from previously qualified, or part-qualified, ATCOs.


Visit our careers site today at www.hial.co.uk/careers for more information and to apply online.


Closing date for applicants is midnight on 23 June 2024

 Please note that the company is currently undertaking a job evaluation project including pay and grading systems. All salaries are subject to review through the process.

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