Gloucester company reveals new air traffic controller apprenticeship training

Air Traffic Control

Gloucestershire Airport-based training company Global ATS (Aviation Training Services) is celebrating achieving accreditation as a qualified training provider for air traffic controllers.

The training company has achieved Main Provider status from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. Global ATS has developed its existing commercial training offer to meet the requirements of the Air Traffic Controller Apprenticeship Standard.

Global ATS is now listed as a training provider on the Education and Skills Funding Agency website. Global ATS is preparing for the launch of the scheme early 2021.

The Apprenticeship Scheme, and specifically the Air Traffic Controller standard, accesses Government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for UK ATC Training providing significant cost benefits to the UK Airport market.

Global ATS will be contacting its UK customers over the coming weeks to talk through how this apprenticeship scheme works and can benefit them.

Jon English, Head of Training, said: “This is a significant achievement for Global ATS and enhances the training and funding routes available to our UK customers. Additional responsibilities as a Main Training Provider include a programme that is completed both during Initial Training and Unit Training. Global ATS will work closely with our customers to support them through the full end to end process.”

Andy Cameron, Academy Director, said: “This announcement comes twelve months after our 2019 seminar where we communicated our intention to achieve Main Provider status. I look forward to working closely with our UK customers over the coming weeks and months to ensure they are able to access this exciting scheme.”