Project Management 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 (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 Project Management 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.

We are looking for individuals who share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe and who are seeking a future career in project, programme or portfolio management. This is an exciting opportunity to work with and support our projects, programmes, and overall investment portfolio. You will be experiencing first-hand how we manage, control and deliver our change initiatives; how we assure their success; and how we realise the benefits our business, our customers and our regulator needs from them.

Why choose NATS?

You’ll be working at the heart of our organisation, alongside graduates, other 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 the knowledge you have already gained at university. We are committed to your personal and professional development and – with the support of our skilled colleagues – will help you achieve your goals.  

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for driven, proactive and committed individuals who are seeking a future career in project, programme or portfolio management and 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 will need to 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’ll 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 plus Bank Holidays

Market-leading defined contribution pension scheme  

For more information on the benefits we offer, 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. For more information on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit:

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’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments.

Job Information

Job Reference: 4914BR_1704966386
Salary: Up to £19914 per annum
Salary From: £19914
Salary To: £19914
Job Industries: Graduates and Trainees
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: NATS, Project Management
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