Standnr: 232

HBO, WO, Internationaal, Belgisch onderwijs


EUROCONTROL offers motivated young people an exciting and rewarding career in air traffic control.

The recruitment process for trainee controllers is rigorous and detailed, but do not let this put you off from applying. First make sure that you meet all of the entry requirements. You can find this information on

If you do, go ahead and fill in the application form. If you are a suitable candidate, you will be invited to our Maastricht centre for tests and an interview. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The training to become an air traffic controller takes between 2,5 and 3 years. Courses are taught entirely in English, and include theoretical classes, simulator training and intensive professional training. Basic training takes place at the National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in Toulouse, France, immediately followed by unit training at our Maastricht Centre. Tuition and accommodation are paid for.

Students who successfully complete training will join the international team at our Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) in the Netherlands.

‘Connect with our ATCO community’

Find out what a typical day at our Maastricht Centre looks like through the testimonials of our air traffic controllers. You can find them on our dedicated website along with the application and selection procedures.

Follow us on Instagram at @maastricht_atc for a sneak peek into the ATCO career or contact us directly at