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18 Bursary Opportunities for Young South African Citizens who are interested in a career in the aviation industry: ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA)

18 Bursary Opportunities for Young South African Citizens who are interested in a career in the aviation industry: ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA)


ATNS is offering eighteen (18) bursaries for students to train towards a career in the aviation industry as Air Traffic Services Officers (ATSO). What is an Air Traffic Services Officer? The ATSO is an important member of the air navigation team. As an ATSO, you will be assisting Air Traffic Controllers with their daily tasks.


18 Bursary Opportunities for Young South African Citizens who are interested in a career in the aviation industry: ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA)

ATNS is offering eighteen (18) bursaries for students to train towards a career in the aviation industry as Air Traffic Services Officers (ATSO). What is an Air Traffic Services Officer? The ATSO is an important member of the air navigation team. As an ATSO, you will be assisting Air Traffic Controllers with their daily tasks. One of the main duties that you may have is answering phone calls and using the radio transceiver for air traffic related activities. There exist opportunities to grow and develop skills in the following careers within Air Traffic Management: Aerodrome Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO1) Approach Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO2/3) Area Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO3).

What does the bursary programme include?

The training bursary provides each bursar with an opportunity to conduct their studies at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) based in Bonaero Park, Johannesburg.

The following is offered as part of the bursary programme:

·      Accommodation, on a sharing basis, at a guest lodge arranged by the ATNS ATA

·      Transport to and from the ATNS ATA, as per study and practical requirements

·      Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

·      A monthly allowance

·      10 days of non-academic activities as determined by the study programme co-ordinators

Minimum requirements for the bursary:

Applicants must:

·      Be a minimum of 18-years-old for commencement of the Bursary

·      Have Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and English (HG D or SG C or level 4 upwards)

·      Be a South African citizen

·      Be medically fit

. Attach Grade 12 results.

. Be willing to relocate anywhere in the country.

Selection Process

1.    Personality Assessment

·      The personality assessment will show us the likelihood of you being able to do well in the specific role and is the first step in the process.

2.    Ability testing (various tests at different stages)

·      Candidates identified for the ATSO bursary will need to take the following tests:

o  English reading and comprehension skills

o  Mathematical problem solving

o  Detail perception

o  Spatial reasoning

o  Diagramming (following instructions using diagram)

3.    Candidates meeting the required assessment criteria will be invited to a panel interview

4.    Upon successful completion of the panel interview, candidates will be required to undergo a mandatory medical assessment and verification.

5.    Upon successful completion of all the above, candidates may be offered a bursar contract.

Bursary Programme Outline

There are 3 main phases of the program:

·      Core Content Course – a theory-based foundation course over a 21 week period

·      ATS Rating Course – a practical based course the supplements your theory training

·      ATS Validation – a practical module of On-the-Job-Training

DEADLINE: 27 December, 2023


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