ATNS Bursaries South Africa 2024

About ATNS

ATNS, or Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited, is a leading provider of air traffic management, navigation services, training, and other related services in South Africa. Its expertise is widely utilized in a significant part of the Southern Indian and Atlantic Ocean regions.

The company’s goal is to become the top supplier of Air Traffic Management solutions in Africa and select global markets.

The ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) offers comprehensive Air Traffic Services as well as Engineering Training to its employees, along with aviation and safety courses throughout Africa and the Middle East.

ATNS Bursaries

ATNS Bursaries South Africa 2023

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) extends an invitation to students to apply for their bursary programs for the academic year 2024.

ATNS provides two types of bursaries to support students in pursuing a career in the aviation industry. The academic training will take place at the ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) located in Bonaero Park, Johannesburg.

1) Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO) Bursary

Air Traffic Services Officers (ATSOs) play a crucial role in supporting Air Traffic Controllers by handling various tasks, including responding to phone calls and utilizing radio transceivers for air traffic-related activities.

They are integral members of the air navigation team and may explore career opportunities in Aerodrome Air Traffic Control (ATCO1), Approach Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control (ATCO2/3), and Area Procedural and Radar Air Traffic Control (ATCO3) within the field of Air Traffic Management.

2) Target Generating Officer (TGO) Bursary

The Target Generating Officer (TGO) Bursary focuses on supporting operational training by creating simulated live scenarios for controllers. This is aimed at improving and sustaining their Air Traffic Control (ATC) skills. The TGO essentially plays the role of the pilot in this context.

Students awarded this bursary will be tasked with various responsibilities, including the creation and programming of training exercises aligned with live operational environments. They will also be responsible for maintaining operational data and documentation to ensure preparedness for disaster recovery.

Additionally, students will be involved in training for new operational technology, systems, and procedures earmarked for deployment. Overall, the TGO Bursary covers comprehensive support for various training initiatives, including those for external clients.

The ATNS training program comprises three phases:

  • Core Content Course: A 21-week theory-based foundation course held at ATA in Gauteng.
  • ATS Rating Course: A practical-based course that complements theory training, conducted at ATA in Gauteng.
  • ATS Validation: A practical module of on-the-job training, conducted at OR Cape Town International Airport or Tambo International.

Bursary Coverage

Scholarships will offer coverage for the following costs:

  • Shared accommodation arranged by the ATNS ATA at a guest lodge 
  • Transportation to and from the ATNS ATA, based on study and practical needs
  • Monthly allowance
  • Provision of meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day
  • 10 days allocated for non-academic activities, as determined by the study programme coordinator

ATNS will contact shortlisted candidates within 30 days after the closing date. If you do not receive any feedback by this time, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Criteria 

Before applying, you must fulfill the following minimum entry requirements:

1) To qualify for the Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO) Bursary:

  • You must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • You need to be 18 years or older at the commencement of your studies.
  • You should be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have successfully completed Matric.
  • A minimum result of HG “D” or SG “C” for pure Mathematics and English in Matric is required.
  • Willingness to relocate anywhere in South Africa is essential.
  • You must be medically fit.
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will receive preference by the Employment Equity Plan.
  • Students from designated groups, as per the Employment Equity Act of 1998, are also encouraged to apply.

2) To qualify for the Target Generating Officer (TGO) Bursary:

  • You must be a citizen of South Africa
  • You must be 18 years or older when commencing your studies.
  • You should be currently enrolled in Matric (in 2023) or have successfully completed Matric.
  • Attained a minimum result of HG “D” or SG “C” for pure Mathematics and English in Matric.
  • Medically fit candidates are eligible.
  • Willingness to relocate anywhere in South Africa is essential.
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will receive preference following the Employment Equity Plan.
  • Candidates from designated groups, as per the Employment Equity Act of 1998, are encouraged to submit their applications.

How to Apply?

Students must submit their applications online at:
ATNS Air Traffic Services Officer (ATSO) Bursary Application 2024
(Reference no: atns_000402)

ATNS Target Generating Officer (TGO) Bursary Application 2024
(Reference no: atns_000403)

Documents Required

Please include the following supporting documents with your completed application:

  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • Certified copy of your Matric certificate 

Bursar Selection Process

Bursaries will be granted through the following selection process:

  • Evaluate Personality: This step assesses suitability for the specific role.
  • Ability Tests: Candidates will undergo tests in Mathematical problem-solving, English reading and comprehension, Spatial reasoning, Detail perception, and Diagramming (following instructions using diagrams).
  • Candidates passing the initial assessments will be invited to a panel interview.
  • After a successful panel interview, candidates must undergo a mandatory medical assessment and verification.
  • Successful candidates may receive an offer for a bursar contract

Upon admission to the program, the bursar enters into a fixed-term contract. The assignment is contingent upon vacancy availability and aligns with ATNS’ Recruitment Policy.

Closing Date 

The application deadline is 27 December 2023. 

Contact Details 

If you have any inquiries regarding this bursary programme, please reach out to Air Traffic and Navigation Services directly. 

Head Office – Telephone: 0860 2867 26

CareerJunction support team – Email: jobseekersupport@careerjunction.co.za/ Telephone: 087 232 2525

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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