Glen Moulds

Glen Moulds

Air Traffic Controller

Glen's job title is Air Traffic Control Officer at National Air Traffic Services (NATS)

What I do

I am part of the team who oversees flights of aircraft up to 66,000 feet from Iceland to the coast of Norway, across the Midlands and over Northern Ireland and into the North Atlantic. Everyone has their own controlling style, and you need a calm personality to do this job.

Glen at his desk

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How I became a technician

I was working for a car dealership at the time and my best friend – who is a pilot – suggested that I had the right attitude and personality to do this job. His nudge prompted me to go for it.

A typical day in my
working life

Glen's desk

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my everyday role

What I love most about my job

There are no two days the same.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

Gaining my instructor validation so I can train other people - it’s so satisfying.

The next steps in my career journey

I’m not too sure. I am very fortunate because I am very happy with what I have accomplished so far. I could move into a supervisor role but that involves a lot of paperwork. With my job now I can leave it at work when I leave.

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