Quality Graduate Scheme 2024
NATS is the UK’s leading Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Every year we handle 2.6 million flights and keep 250 million passengers safe whilst in UK airspace. We provide air traffic management (ATM) services to 15 airports in the UK as well as providing these services around the world spanning Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America.
We’re shaping the future of ATM through our focus on ‘advancing aviation and keeping the skies safe’ and believe that the size and diversity of our business makes us an exciting choice for undergraduates considering their future careers.
What will the Quality Graduate scheme involve?
The Quality Team is committed to pursuing operational excellence and ensures the organisation operates within an effective and efficient management system, while delivering safe and efficient services that meet the regulation, requirements and legislation placed upon the business and to meet the agreed needs of our customers and other interested parties. The Quality Team are committed to partnering with the Quality Community across the business to ensure the Quality Standard (ISO 9001) is met, to promote quality culture, to champion quality assurance principles and to support continuous improvement.
This two year graduate programme is open to applicants who will be graduating or have graduated within the last 2 years. You’ll build knowledge and expertise across various Quality Management disciplines, for example, Management System Process Improvement, Quality Assurance Planning, Corrective Action Management, Auditing and Quality Performance Management. The scheme will provide you with business exposure and accountability from the outset, working alongside experienced colleagues who will support and mentor you along the way.
The scheme is based at our Head Office in Hampshire, however we have adopted ‘agile working’ which will enable you, where possible, to have the opportunity and flexibility to work in our modern office facilities as well as at home.
Why choose NATS?
You’ll be working at the heart of our organisation, alongside other graduates, undergraduate students and professionals. You’ll gain valuable insight into our business and make a tangible contribution to our success. Your placement experience will be unique to you so you can build on knowledge you have gained at university. We are committed to your personal and professional development and will help you achieve your goals.
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for driven, proactive and committed individuals who will embrace the challenging targets that we’ve set ourselves over the next few years. One thing is clear to us; we can only achieve these targets through our people. We’ll be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically and you can help us shape the future.
You’ll need to have achieved a minimum of 2:2 in a relevant degree within the last 2 years (or on track to graduate in 2024) and have a demonstrable interest in your field outside of your studies. Ideally, you’ll also have:
- A strong academic record
- Demonstrable commitment to working hard and personal development
- Good analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and reports
- Intellectual curiosity
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written
- Good time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
- You’ll also need to pass NATS pre-employment security clearance checks.
What’s in it for you?
- Competitive salary - £30,000 per annum
- 28 days of holiday entitlement plus Bank Holidays
- Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme
- Opportunity to study for a fully-funded professional qualification (where applicable)
Please note that NATS reserves the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.