Become an Air Navigation Services Employee

Our Air Navigation Services Employees play a key role in the safe and efficient processing of air traffic. They work primarily in air traffic management where they support our air traffic controllers at the area control centers or in aeronautical information management which is the central information and advisory service for our direct customers.


A solid and varied training

Varied paid two-year courses are offered annually in autumn:

  • Basic knowledge of air traffic and air traffic control, information and data processing and preparation, advisory services and traffic flow management, among many others.
  • Training encompasses theory courses, training on the simulator and on-the-job experience.
  • Air traffic management licences are issued by the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA). The training is accredited by the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET).
  • Positions as operations instructor, on-the-job training instructor, assessor, in the resource management team, expert in a specialist area, membership of project and process teams… These are some of your career opportunities.


Requirements for applying

These are the requirements for entry into training. Please note that there are differing requirments for the job profiles AIM and ATM.

  • Federal certificate as a commercial employee with extended basic training; technical training institute with major in Communications and Information or high school graduation
  • At least one year work experience
  • Very good written and spoken German and very good knowledge of English (competence level B2)
  • Maximum age for entry: 27
  • Good knowledge of geography
  • Willing to work irregular shifts
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a team
  • Customer-oriented
  • Acceptance of high levels of responsibility and reliability
  • Successful completion of our aptitude test


Additional for ATM Support:

  • Medical fitness


In addition for AIM:

  • Good spoken level of French (competence level B1)