Airways is recruiting now for Air Traffic Controllers - we need young people with attitude! We offer great pay and benefits, a fantastic lifestyle career and the opportunity to work anywhere in New Zealand (and the world for that matter). It's your choice!
But it's not only Air Traffic Controllers we need to make our organisation great - we also employ software specialists, technicians, engineers, chart and map designers, communications and surveillance professionals as well as corporate, admin and support staff to help make your world possible. We're a team of almost 750 fantastic people, working all over NZ, doing all manner of cool stuff in the aviation industry. Take a look at the opportunities on this site and come join in the fun!
All situations vacant are listed on our Current Vacancies page.
What are the Career Options?
If you want to be an air traffic controller (ATC):
then we can offer you opportunities throughout NZ and the world! Training takes around 6 months at our campus in Christchurch; then you'll get to train on the job at one of our 17 regional or military towers. Once you're fully qualified, you can stay in the regions; work at one of our Main Trunk Towers in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland; in our Radar Centre in Christchurch or Oceanic Centre in Auckland.
then we can send you just about anywhere in NZ too! We have techs and engineers based in Christchurch, Queenstown, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland. We also offer a technical trainee programme for students wanting to get into the aviation industry.
If you have another professional qualification:
are you a lawyer, accountant, software designer, IT whizz, communications specialist or HR expert? Then just maybe we have a role for you at Airways. Our professional and management positions are based at our head office in Wellington; our corporate office in Christchurch and our Oceanic centre in Auckland.
Maybe you have aviation experience:
then we employ simulator pilots, trainers, flight inspectors, charting and mapping experts, airspace designers, safety specialists; based in either Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland.
Or you are keen to look at a support role:
then check out what we have on offer in a city or region near you! Most support roles are based in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland, but we do sometimes have vacancies in the regions.
Air Traffic Controller Careers
Welcome to Airways! You've just landed at the destination where you'll find all the information you need to help your future take off.
Whether you've already thought about becoming an Air Traffic Controller (ATC), or are just exploring the possibility, you're about to discover that it's a career that provides an impressive mix of challenge, opportunity and reward.
Already a Qualified Air Traffic Controller?
As an experienced Air Traffic Controller you can usually expect to work at our main radar centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. For these vacancies we require radar experience. Occasionally we have vacancies for our Control Towers located throughout New Zealand or our Oceanic Unit based in Auckland.
Systems Careers at Airways
Airways Systems staff are highly trained and professional employees. We recruit experienced and qualified engineers and technicians and also offer technical trainee scholarships for younger people wanting to get into the industry.