Communications Industrial Placement

What is NATS?  

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 services to 15 airports in the UK as well as providing these services around the world spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. 

We are shaping the future of air traffic management through our focus on ‘advancing aviation and keeping the skies safe’ and we believe that the size and diversity of our business makes us an exciting choice for undergraduates considering their future careers.   

What will the Employee Communications Industrial Placement Scheme involve?  

This is a one year scheme available to undergraduate students who are keen to gain industry insight during their penultimate year of university. It is based at our Head Office in Whiteley (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.

Our Employee Communications team is part of our Corporate Communications team, which includes marketing, media, digital, corporate affairs and international affairs.

During your placement you will be working with a passionate team of creative communicators who connect colleagues to our company strategy, objectives and core values, as well as creating a sense of belonging and understanding of how their role contributes to our purpose of advancing aviation, keeping the skies safe.

Your main focus will be supporting the team on:

Planning and coordinating communication and engagement activity in line with the Employee Communications Strategy.
Developing business area and project communication plans.
Designing, developing and publishing content across a range of internal channels.
Providing communication advice to key communicators/functions, helping to inform their decision making and enhance their communication capabilities.
Event management and promotion, including in person marketplace activities and promotional stands at our centres.
Delivering cross function communications plans, to ensure key messages and activities are aligned, and opportunities shared.
Ensuring the NATS brand is implemented correctly and consistently across employee communications channels and materials.

We welcome applications from anyone who has a passion for organisational culture, employee experience and communication.

Why choose NATS?  

By joining NATS not only will you be working for the UK’s leading ANSP, you will also be working at the heart of our organisation, alongside other graduates, undergraduate students and professionals. You will 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 the knowledge you have gained at university. We are committed to your personal and professional development and – with the support of our skilled advisors – will help you achieve your goals.

What are we looking for?  

We are looking for driven, proactive and committed individuals who will embrace the challenging targets that we have set ourselves over the next few years.  One thing is clear to us; we can only achieve these targets through our people. We will be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically and you can help us shape the future.  

We are looking for individuals who share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.   We provide answers to the critical issues faced by the aviation industry around the world – such as cost-efficiency, environment and data use – and have built our reputation on delivering a first rate, safe and efficient service.   

You will also need to pass NATS pre-employment security clearance checks.

What’s in it for you? 

Competitive salary – £19,914 per annum 

28 days of holiday entitlement with Bank Holidays on top   

Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme   

For more detail on our benefits package, please visit

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.

Diversity and Inclusion at NATS 

We celebrate the diversity of our colleagues. We thrive because we are all brilliantly different yet united in our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe. 

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

We want you to be able to perform at your best, so please email if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments.

Job Information

Job Reference: 4910BR_1707148488
Salary: £19914 - £19914.30 per annum
Salary From: £19914
Salary To: £19914.30
Job Industries: Graduates and Trainees
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: Commuications, NATS
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