ATNS 2024 Air Traffic Services Officer Bursary Programme

ATNS 2024 Air Traffic Services Officer Bursary Programme

ATNS 2024 Air Traffic Services Officer Bursary Programme. Join ATNS for the 2024 Air Traffic Services Officer Bursary Programme, offering 18 positions for aspiring professionals in the aviation industry. This programme closes on December 27, 2023, providing a gateway to a career as an Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO).

  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Job Category: Analysis and Economic Research
  • Location: Kempton Park
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Remuneration: Market Related
  • EE Position: YES


As South Africa’s sole provider of air traffic management, navigation, training, and related services, ATNS oversees about 10% of the world’s airspace and manages over half a million arrival and departure movements annually.


Become a crucial part of the air navigation team by supporting Air Traffic Controllers in their daily operations. ATSOs handle air traffic-related communications via phone and radio transceivers.


Explore career pathways within Air Traffic Management, including:

  • Aerodrome Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO1)
  • Approach Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO2/3)
  • Area Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO3)

ATNS 2024 Air Traffic Services Officer Bursary Programme

The ATSO bursary covers comprehensive support:

  • Studies at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) in Bonaero Park, Johannesburg
  • Accommodation, transportation, meals, a monthly allowance, and non-academic activities


  1. Core Content Course: 21-week theory-based foundation course
  2. ATS Rating Course: Practical course complementing theory training
  3. ATS Validation: On-the-Job-Training practical module

During the Core Content and ATS Rating courses, bursars receive monthly allowances and support.

The ATS validation phase occurs at either OR Tambo International or Cape Town International airports, transitioning bursars to a fixed-term contract without certain benefits.


  1. Personality Assessment
  2. Ability Testing: Assessing various skills
  3. Panel Interview
  4. Medical Assessment and Verification
  5. Bursar Contract Offer


Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Grade 12 with Mathematics and English (HG D or SG C or level 4 upwards)
  • South African citizenship
  • Medical fitness


Applicants must be open to relocation and subject to ATNS’ Recruitment Policy.

If no response is received within 30 days post-application, consider it unsuccessful. Encouragement for people with disabilities to apply.

Remember, if no contact is made within 3 weeks of the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

Apply Now

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *