Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Human ResourceRecruitment Application for Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) position 1. What is the difference between ATCOs and Air Traffic Control Support Officers (ATCSOs)? ATCOs are responsible for the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic through our crowded skies at Changi and Seletar Airports. As an ATCO, you must be able to multitask, remain composed under pressure and possess strong communication skills. Operational ATCOs need to hold a valid ATC License to perform the job.ATCSOs, on the other hand, supports the ATCOs in ensuring the safe and efficient flow of air traffic at Changi Airport and in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). ATCSOs execute air traffic control coordination on aircraft requests and clearances, as well as analyse and communicate aeronautical and meteorological information to pilots. ATCSO applicants may apply at any time in the year, and Proficiency Level training will be provided. Application Process 1. How can I apply for a position with CAAS? Please visit here to access the job application link. 2. I am only graduating from school / completing National Service in a few months' time. How soon can I apply? You may apply 1 to 2 months prior to your available date. Entry Requirements 1. Does CAAS accept graduates of any discipline? We accept graduates from any discipline for most of our positions. However, if you apply for professional positions such as engineers, accountants and legal counsels, a professional degree in the relevant field of study would be mandatory. 2. How do I know that my academic qualification is accredited and acceptable for employment by CAAS? CAAS recognises degrees from universities accredited by the home government of the country where the university is located. 3. Can I apply for a position with CAAS if I am a Singapore Permanent Resident? Yes, our positions are open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. 4. Am I required to take any test as part of the recruitment process? Yes, you are required to take personality and essay tests as part of the recruitment process. Additional tests such as aptitude tests may be required for certain positions like Air Traffic Control Officers and Air Traffic Control Support Officers. Compensation & Benefits 1. How does CAAS determine my starting salary? Through regular benchmarking with the general market, CAAS ensures that your starting salary is competitive and will commensurate with your academic qualifications and prior work experience, if any. 2. What are some of the benefits I will enjoy as an employee of CAAS? As an employee of CAAS, you will be entitled to various leave types, including vacation leave, family care leave and birthday leave. You will also enjoy flexible benefits and receive subsidised rates for your outpatient medical care under the Medisave-Cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) Scheme. Life in CAAS 1. What can I expect in terms of training and development in CAAS? CAAS is committed to developing employees to their full potential through a variety of training including leadership and management development opportunities.Job rotation opportunities within CAAS, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) are also provided to employees for their development and exposure. 2. What are the working hours? The working hours are as follows:Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pmFriday: 8.30am to 5.30pmOfficers in the Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) and Air Traffic Control Support Officer (ATCSO) schemes of service will be required to perform shift-based working hours. 3. Where are the possible working locations? Our main office is located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Within the airport, we also have offices located at Terminal 1 and T2 South Pier. Air Traffic Control Officers may be deployed to Seletar Control Tower, Changi Control Tower or Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC).Air Traffic Control Support Officers are deployed to Singapore Air Traffic Control Centres (SATCC).For officers posted to the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), your place of work will be located at 1 Aviation Drive (near Changi Village). 4. What are the recreation facilities available to CAAS officers? All officers of CAAS are members of the Changi Airport Recreation Club. The club is equipped with sports facilities, gym equipment and multi-purpose function rooms. Application for Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) position 1. When can I apply for the position of ATCO? There are 2 intakes each year (estimated in February and August) for the ATCO position. The recruitment exercise will commence in September in the preceding year for February's intake and in March for August's intake. Interested applicants may apply directly through Careers@Gov during the application period, or you may access the link via this website. 2. What is the selection process for ATCO? All ATCO applicants will undergo a rigorous selection process, including aptitude test, voice test and 2 rounds of selection interviews. We will inform candidates if they are shortlisted for the next round of test at each stage of the process. 3. I am a foreigner / Singapore PR, can I apply for the position? We regret to inform that the position is only open to Singapore Citizens. 4. What are the academic qualifications required for the ATCO position? Do I need to have aviation-related qualifications in order to apply for the position? You will need to possess either a university degree or a local polytechnic diploma. You are not required to hold an aviation related qualification as training will be provided to you to achieve your professional ATCO qualification. 5. How long is the training period and is there any bond involved? Successful applicants start out as probationary ATCOs (PATCOs) and begin their training at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The initial training to obtain the 1st ATC rating generally takes about 1 year. Probationary ATCOs will undergo the following training programmes:i) Basic Theory Training (Primary Air Traffic Control Course);ii) Simulator Training; andiii) On-Job-Training at the respective units (depending on which stream the PATCO is in) for at least 4 months.Upon obtaining your 1st ATC rating, you are required to serve a bond with CAAS for a period of 2 years. Upon completion of the bond, you will be required to undergo a 2nd ATC training leading to a 2nd ATC rating, with an additional bond of 2 years upon successful completion. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.