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IAA Student Controller Programme open for applications today

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:55 am
by michael747

Received a letter from the IAA a few days ago about this!!!

The IAA have opened the position for their student controller programme,
See all the gen on the iaa website at

Applicants must have been born on or before 1 May 1988.
Completed Application Forms must be submitted on-line by 12 noon on Monday 10 September 2007.

Starting off on ?18k isn't bad for training huh??
And being ?47k after 2 years training!!!!

May apply myself as it was second on my dream job list, 1 being a pilot.

Good luck with it if your applying guys.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:36 pm
by GoGoGadgetGoAround
47k is very tempting! Sister got her letter yesterday.

Anybody know what the competition is like and how many controllers they're looking for? I heard that the last batch were pulled from the course before they completed it so reckon they'll have a head start.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:23 pm
by Dutch Roll
i dont think thats true,think they qualified but had no room for them and sent them to dubai.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:45 pm
by GoGoGadgetGoAround
Haven't heard of the competition being open in a few years so thought this referred to those students. Maybe for the students that didn't make the final interview then.

"Candidates who previously sat the test in the last three years will be precluded from re-sitting, and will be evaluated on their previous test results."

Dubai? Nice one, better than a rainy morning in Shannon

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:13 pm
by Dutch Roll
Ha there hasn't been a test in the last 3 years so i presume all in!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:05 pm
by junglebob
If you already have a PPL and are applying for this then would you skip some of the training? Anyone know?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:24 pm
by Dutch Roll
No but it would prob help in the theory for some exams

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:25 pm
by ryr448l
Hello, anyone know what kind of testing or screening they do. What should you brush up on? :D

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:49 pm
by kirwan27
while were on the subject, what is the required medical for atc??


Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:34 am
by Dutch Roll
Probably grand once your not a psycho,but im sure they'l find that out in the screening.

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:09 am
by amg182
Here's a wee article about ATC life and some helpfull knowledge. ... 595792.ece

According to the article, you do need a class One Medical.
Good Luck!


Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:15 am
by ryr448l
Thanks for the replys. I applied to the IAA, if your not in you can't win :wink:

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:41 am
by airoshane
I was born on the 5th of May 1988! I wonder would they count me out for the sake of 5 days...

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:00 pm
by ryr448l
Hi Airoshane, in the same boat as you, I'm 4/5/88. Its not end of the world if you don't get it. There's lots more aviation jobs out there. I think :lol:

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:50 pm
by StephenM
Guess I am one of the lucky 1988er's then!