Risk and Assurance Graduate Scheme

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 Risk and Assurance Graduate Scheme involve?

Are you interested in supporting and challenging our business to feel more confident that we are saying and doing the right thing? At NATS we believe that managing risk and ensuring the integrity of our business operations are essential for sustainable growth and success. This unique opportunity will focus on the biggest challenges we face as a business at all levels, from the leadership team down, across strategy, Operations, NATS Services, Technical Services and other critical areas of the business.

This role will be embedded in a team of risk, assurance and resilience professionals working for the Office of the General Counsel. You will analyse complex data and help develop solutions to real problems, through assisting in implementing new frameworks, supporting business tools, carrying out assurance reviews and preparing reports for senior management. Your work will directly contribute to mitigating risks, enhancing processes, and safeguarding the integrity of our operations, including aligning to industry best practice and complying with the upcoming reforms to corporate governance.

Embark on an exciting career journey with us as a Risk and Assurance Graduate. This role is designed for recent graduates with a passion for risk management and a desire to contribute to the success of our organisation. As part of our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in risk analysis, assurance, and compliance.

The position will provide opportunities to:

Learn and apply risk assessment methodologies under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Assist in the development and implementation of risk mitigation strategies.

Collaborate with team members to evaluate and improve internal processes.

Participate in the monitoring of controls and contribute to ongoing risk evaluations.

Support the preparation of reports on risk exposure and mitigation efforts.

Stay updated on industry regulations and best practices.
Contribute to internal and external audit activities.

This two year programme is open to applicants who will be graduating or have graduated (within the last 2 years). The scheme 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.

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. 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 will be leading the way technically, operationally, commercially and politically and you can help us shape the future. 

A minimum of 2:2 in a relevant degree, and a demonstrable interest in your field outside of studies.

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)

For more information on the benefits we offer, please visit https://www.nats.aero/careers/early-careers/

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: https://www.nats.aero/careers/why-nats/

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: 4897BR_1704897257
Salary: Up to £30000 per annum
Salary From: £30000
Salary To: £30000
Job Industries: Graduates and Trainees
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: NATS, Risk and Assurance
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