A career in Air Traffic Control is unlike any other. Controllers are part of a highly skilled workforce of team orientated individuals tasked with providing airlines and passengers with a safe, robust and efficient service utilising communications and radar equipment. Controllers look after 2.2 million flights throughout the UK every year and assist flight crew in getting safely from departure point to destination. There is never a dull day in ATC as controllers have to maintain their high level of professional service provision whilst taking into account many different factors such as bad weather, changing airline schedules or even aircraft emergencies.

 Job Title

ATC Simulator Operator (Pseudo Pilot)

Job Description

You will operate a wide variety of ATC simulators to support the delivery of both UK and ICAO ATC training courses for Aerodrome, Approach, Approach Radar, Area Procedural and Area Radar. You will also assist the instructional staff with the delivery of their courses and management staff with their day-to-day duties as required.


Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham or Gloucester College, Cheltenham

Hours of Work / Annual Leave

  •  Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630 (hours may vary)
  • 20 days annual plus Public/Bank Holidays
  • Additional 1 day annual leave for each year with the company

Specific Responsibilities

  • Operating ATC simulators to provide students with a realistic leaning environment
  • Prepare course materials
  • Supporting other departments with routine operational tasks

Minimum Qualifications

  • Educated to A level standard or national equivalent
  • Good written & spoken English (ICAO Level 5 minimum)
  • Familiar with MS Office programs
  • Computer literate


  • Strong interest in the ATC industry
  • Previous aviation experience

Pay & Contract

£16016 pa (rising to £16562 after 12 months service)

Permanent contract

Closing Date


NB: This position is open only to EU Nationals

Please send a Covering Letter and CV to recruitment quoting job reference GL03