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hammerthrower 3rd May 2017 14:56

NATS Heathrow jobs
 
NATS are recruiting externally for LHR...

https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&noback=0&partnerid=30041 &siteid=5720&jobid=1046336#jobDetails=undefined

HEATHROW DIRECTOR 3rd May 2017 15:02

I wonder why they don't advertise for Air Traffic Controllers rather than Aerodrome Controllers?

Musket90 3rd May 2017 19:48

Maybe it's because Heathrow do Aerodrome Control only and MATS Part 1 refers to the same. I agree though that Air Traffic Controller sounds better but I suppose they have to be specific in what type of control it is.

ZOOKER 4th May 2017 10:51

And 'Air Traffic Control Officer' sounds even better.

I note that enquiries should be addressed to the 'Talent Acquisitions Team'.

Who reads the CVs.......Ant and Dec?

HEATHROW DIRECTOR 4th May 2017 11:13

Agreed S. Sounds like more management yuckspeak!

2 sheds 4th May 2017 11:32


And 'Air Traffic Control Officer' sounds even better.
but pompous!

2 s

ZOOKER 4th May 2017 11:47

Not really, Sheds.

After all, you have:-

Police Officers.
Customs Officers.
Immigration Officers.
Highways England 'Traffic Officers'.....It says so on the cars.

Not to mention the multiplicity of military titles.

A search for 'Local Government Officer' throws up a list of numerous 'non-job' titles.

I think U.K. ATCOs are up there with the best of them.

pax britanica 4th May 2017 12:23

Picking up on the 'talent Acquisition team' (can you take these people seriously) I suggest tha tas anyhting to do with LHR is of national interest the job is done properly

After a shortlist is drawn up applicants go through a series of exercises on the London Control ATC sim and are judged by a panel consisting of Simon Cowell, Heathrow Director, Gonzo and Chevron.

The eventual top two candidates compete in a run off on how many landings/or take offs they can manage in a 30 minute period in poor weather. The panel votes and turns it over to the public for on line voting so that looks, regional accents, hard luck stories and sense of humour usage can be taken into account

Simples

HEATHROW DIRECTOR 4th May 2017 13:13

I note that in his profile 2 sheds gives his occupation as "ATCO".

Gonzo 4th May 2017 15:04

Air Traffic COntroller.

cossack 4th May 2017 15:53

I'm glad the application was available in large print. My eyes ain't what they used to be.

Talkdownman 4th May 2017 17:19


Originally Posted by pax britanica (Post 9760932)
a panel consisting of ....Heathrow Director, Gonzo and Chevron

Oi. chevvron knows narthing about Heathrow. Some of us were specially selected for a sentence there...

HEATHROW DIRECTOR 4th May 2017 18:13

And no remission for good behavyer..

250 kts 4th May 2017 18:20

But why are they recruiting externally rather than making it a promotion opportunity from their other airfields? I'm sure there must be people who will be staying with NATS but having to move from the likes of Edinburgh where they have lost the contract. Or is it also that they have managed to drive the manpower into the ground at their airport contracts. Either way NATS appear to have screwed up their whole staffing for airports.

GASA 4th May 2017 19:29

All their airports are short staffed. Also not that many people want to go to Heathrow, either because they don't want to work there or they don't want to live in London. I'm not trying to have a go at Heathrow or anything but I genuinely don't know many folk in the company who would put that as a choice. It's the busiest airport but that doesn't mean all staff aspire to work there.

Talkdownman 4th May 2017 20:18


Originally Posted by GASA (Post 9761310)
not that many people want to go to Heathrow, either because they don't want to work there or they don't want to live in London

Once upon a time Nats ATC staff were contractually 'mobile' and had no choice in the case of compulsory postings. In 1986 at least sixteen staff were compulsorily posted into Heathrow because of a spate of trainees failing to validate.

chevvron 4th May 2017 20:54


Originally Posted by Talkdownman (Post 9761205)
Oi. chevvron knows narthing about Heathrow. Some of us were specially selected for a sentence there...

I'm more qualified than some pencil pusher from HR who has never had any ATC experience, but as I've never actually worked there (I was told I was shortlisted for Thames Radar at one time as were several other Farnborough controllers) I would be loathe to select possible trainees especially as I would 'weed out' any graduates right at the beginning.

chevvron 4th May 2017 20:56


Originally Posted by Talkdownman (Post 9761205)
Oi. chevvron knows narthing about Heathrow. Some of us were specially selected for a sentence there...

Hm I note you say 'a' sentence; if memory serves me right you served 2 terms of punishment sorry rehabilitation there.

Talkdownman 4th May 2017 21:15


Originally Posted by chevvron (Post 9761359)
Hm I note you say 'a' sentence; if memory serves me right you served 2 terms of punishment sorry rehabilitation there.

Nope. Just one continuous term of seventeen years, and without any remission for my good behaviour. I escaped from Heathrow when I returned from parole only to find my job had unknowingly been relocated during my absence to StalagLuft WD. (But that's nats HR communications skills for you...). At least it wasn't a 'life' sentence, like some other institutions...

chevvron 4th May 2017 22:16

Funny I could have sworn Farnborough got you from Heathrow and after a few years you went back but to Thames Radar.
Then came the flood.


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