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Assistant Air Traffic Controller

Old 24th Jan 2023, 16:05
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Assistant Air Traffic Controller

Hi, does anyone know what recruiters are looking for when hiring ATCO assistants?

Does anyone know what tests to expect?

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Old 25th Jan 2023, 01:57
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I did my interview for NATS in 1967 but I was told:
Read the national news papers on the way to your interview and digest anything aviation however insignificant.
Try to do something connected with aviation; I was a member of the Air Training Corps (now called Air Cadets) and was training to be a gliding instructor.
There were no 'selection tests' as such.
I was selected; did 2 1/2 years as an Air Traffic Control assistant, got promoted to Air Traffic Control Officer.
If you elect to join via the RAF, I think career progression is a bit quicker however there were selection tests with the RAF.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 21:00
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They were Assistant Air Traffic Controllers in my day, not ATCO assistants.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 21:45
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No assistants in RAF now. They're Specialists.
Contact your local AFCO for joining requirements if you're interested.
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And in civil parlance.they're 'Air Traffic Services Assistants'.
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