Supply Chain 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 Supply Chain Industrial Placement (IP) 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 offer our successful IP an opportunity to work in a number of different areas of the Supply Chain discipline that will cover the fundamentals of a career in procurement. As part of this placement, you will be undertaking a meaningful role in the department and working as part of a dynamic and supportive team. We provide the successful candidate full training and support throughout the year, as well as opportunities to take on a number of discrete projects which in themselves provide new experiences and opportunities to develop new skills.

After the placement year, we will offer support and assistance to the successful candidate with any project/dissertation work in their final year of university.

Why choose NATS?  

By joining NATS not only will you be working for the UK’s leading ANSP, but 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 information on the benefits we offer, please visit

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: 4913BR_1708677558
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, Supply Chain
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