Your job is to play the role of a pilot for anything up to 20 aircraft at a time in simulated computer exercises. As an Aircraft Control Positions Operator (ACPO) - often referred to as a 'Pseudo-pilot' - that is what you do.
The role of the ACPO
The simulations department at NATS provides training and development exercises for our Air Traffic Controllers. ACPOs play the “pilot” on the other end of the controllers’ headsets in order to give the most accurate possible training experience.
ACPOs act just like a pilot would, talking to them and asking for clearances (which means authorisation given by air traffic control) and converting their instructions into commands on the simulator, which in turn controls the movements of the aircraft on screen.
We're recruiting for ACPOs
We currently have a number of vacancies for ACPOs to work in the Simulations team at NATS in Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire.
The key responsibilities of the role is to act as a pseudo pilot, interacting clearly and realistically with an Air Traffic controller via a simulated communication link, inputting instructions and messages into the simulator in response to Air Traffic commands.
Are you a good communicator?
We are looking for logical thinkers with excellent communication skills, portraying a clear speaking voice with good diction. Quick and accurate thinking is required alongside an ability to respond to commands at a fast pace.
Nine month contract
We're looking for people who can start immediately on a nine month contract. We'll provide comprehensive training to ensure you have the right skills for the role - so no previous experience is necessary.