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Belgium seeks more air traffic controllers as travel takes off

20:42 17/02/2023

Belgian air navigation and traffic authority Skeyes is on the lookout for potential air traffic controllers to help keep up with the country’s increased air travel - as more Belgian residents take to the skies after being grounded through the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The recruitment process, which will be ongoing until 12 March, is open to anyone between 17 and 30 years of age with a clean criminal record and a proven mastery of English – with no higher degree needed. But successful candidates will need to show off more than their language skills.

“Among the tests to which the candidates are subjected, there are first of all the standard tests, the Feast [First European Air Traffic Controller Selection Test],” air traffic controller Samira Moutawakil told RTBF.

“These are tests designed to assess your cognitive abilities. If you have these skills, you need to have good 3D and 4D vision and have extremely fast decision-making power.”

After a steep drop during the global Covid-19 pandemic, Belgian air traffic figures have started to recover some of their earlier momentum.

“Brussels Airport is recording the strongest growth between 2021 and 2022, up 51%,” Skeyes stated.

More details about the air traffic controller job vacancies can be found on the Skeyes website.

Written by Paul Millar