NATS is the UK’s leading Air Navigation Service Provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides Air Traffic Control services from two control centres supporting airports across the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. To continually advance aviation and keep the skies safe, NATS places their people at the heart of their purpose.

NATS is hiring now for experienced Air Traffic Control Officers at the award-winning Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). This is an opportunity to join them during a very exciting period of growth and international demand on this busy and complex airspace.

Could this be the career challenge you have been waiting for?

HKIA Key Facts:

  • Opened in 1998 and connects to over 220 destinations worldwide, via 120+ airlines.
  • Half of the world’s population live within 5 hours’ flying time from HKIA.
  • Round-the-clock operations.
  • Multi-modal transport: air, road, and sea transport link between HKIA, Guangdong- Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and other regions of Mainland China.
  • Fast paced, exciting and collaborative working environment.
  • Excellent modern operating equipment, and training facilities.

About Hong Kong:

  • Hong Kong is a fusion of east and west – the city attracts people from around the world to sample its amazing culture, cuisine, and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
  • It is a vibrant hub of arts and world class venues, providing inspiration and entertainment all year around.
  • When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the easily accessible countryside is great for hiking, water sports or simply relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors and exquisite scenery.

Experience, skills, and qualifications required:

To handle the day-to-day demands working at HKIA, they require the following:

- Current employment as a full-time operational Air Traffic Control Officer at a busy international airport for the last 3 years, and handling more than 600 movements per day

- Hold a valid Air Traffic Controller licence for at least 5 years with either:

Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating (including departures, arrivals, and final approach director endorsements)

And / Or

Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI) rating (including air controller (AIR) and Ground Movement Controller (GMC) endorsements)

- Able to demonstrate ICAO English level 4 or above.

Additional Information:

For successful candidates that meet the criteria above, the interview process will be:

Stage 1 - Virtual competency-based interviews, and online skills assessment.

Stage 2 - In-country SIM assessments covering a Tower or Approach based Scenario.

Subject to your availability, the NATS team will advise on available dates for assessment.

They are proud to offer a fantastic remuneration package in Hong Kong and want to help you thrive both personally and professionally.

Our offer package includes:

  • Very competitive basic salary (which will Increase after successful validation at HKIA)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Private medical insurance for self and dependents
  • Allowances for housing, Education, and annual flights
  • Ongoing training and support to get you validated successfully

(Further information is also available upon application)