If you're shortlisted, you'll need to complete our online personality assessment
If you’re shortlisted, you’ll complete our online personality questionnaire and interview
We'll determine if you've got the right stuff to be an ATC
We'll bring you to our Christchurch assessment centre
Congratulations, you're offered a place on our training course!
To assess your general aptitude, your first step in our process will be to complete our online aptitude assessments. The testing session involves completing a range of aptitude tests. This includes English comprehension, spatial reasoning and problem solving, as well as exercises to assess your attention to detail.
After you successfully pass the aptitude testing, you'll be asked to complete an online interview and a self-report personality questionnaire (OPQ).
Candidates who successfully complete the testing will be invited to an assessment centre in Christchurch. New Zealand travel and accommodation costs are covered by Airways.
Following the conclusion of reference checking, successful candidates will be offered a place on an available training course subject to a criminal background, drug testing and medical requirements outlined below.
The Civil Aviation Authority regulates civil aviation in New Zealand. As air traffic controllers, we follow CAA rules.
Obtaining and maintaining a Class Three medical certificate is one of your main responsibilities in gaining and keeping your air traffic control license.
The following pages cover what the medical involves.
Please review the CAA website in detail should you have any specific questions regarding what the medical involves.