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 Resource1. How does CAAS determine my starting salary? CAAS ensures that the remuneration package offered remain competitive through regular review and benchmarking. 2. Does CAAS accept graduates of any discipline? We accept candidates from any discipline of studies for most of our positions. However, professional qualifications in the relevant field of study would be mandatory for positions such as engineers, accountants, legal counsels. 3. 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 busy skies at Changi and Seletar Airports as well as our airspace. 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. Proficiency Level training will be provided. 4. 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 the 1st ATC rating, ATCOs are required to undergo another ATC course leading to a 2nd ATC rating.For each ATC rating course, you are required serve a bond with CAAS for a period of 2 years upon completion of the course. The bond is frozen during the training period. 5. 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 receive subsidised rates for your outpatient medical care under the Medisave-Cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) Scheme. 6. Do I need to have aviation-related qualifications in order to apply for the position? You are not required to hold an aviation related qualification as training will be provided, leading you to achieve a professional ATCO qualification. 7. What is the selection process for ATCO? All ATCO applicants will undergo a rigorous selection process, including selection interviews, aptitude tests, voice test and medical assessment. Candidates will be informed if they are shortlisted for the next round of test at each stage of the process. 8. 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. 9. 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, T2 North and 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). 10. 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. 11. How do I know that my academic qualification is accredited and acceptable for employment by CAAS? CAAS recognises qualifications accredited by the home government of the country where the institution is located. 12. How can I apply for a position with CAAS? Please visit here to access the job application link. 13. What can I expect in terms of training and development in CAAS? CAAS is committed to provide learning opportunities to develop our officers to their full potential to contribute to our corporate objectives, whist enhancing personal growth and offer continuous learning through Education (eg Manager Development Programme), Exposure (eg study trips) and Experience (eg. Job rotations, Secondments). 14. 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. 15. Am I required to take any test as part of the recruitment process? Yes, you are required to take some assessment 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. 16. 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. 17. Can I apply for a position with CAAS if I am a Singapore Permanent Resident? Our positions are open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. 18. What are the recreation facilities available to CAAS officers? All officers of CAAS will be enrolled as members of the Changi Airport Recreation Club. The club is equipped with sports facilities, gym equipment and multi-purpose function rooms. 19. What am I required to do during my attachment / internship stint in CAAS? For CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP):You will take on varied assignments or projects in one of the Divisions at CAAS and gain hands-on knowledge and experience in a wide spectrum of civil aviation matters. 20. What are the official working hours for students on attachment / internship? The working hours are as follows:Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pmFriday: 8.30am to 5.30pm 21. Will I receive an allowance during my attachment / internship stint in CAAS? What is the allowance rate? Yes, you will be receiving a monthly allowance during your attachment / internship stint to defray your expenses. The allowance rates are competitive and are similar to the quantum given by other public service agencies. 22. How do I apply for the CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP)? Please submit your application online here. 23. How many scholarships are awarded each year? Is there any annual quota in the selection of new scholars? There is no quota for the award of scholarships and the selection of scholars is based on merit and calibre. 24. As a student on attachment / internship, do I need to wear office attire to work? Yes, you are expected to report for work in appropriate office attire that gives an appearance of neatness and decorum. You may wear T-shirts and jeans only on Fridays. 25. Is there any bond that I need to serve with CAAS upon completion of my university education? You will need to serve a bond with CAAS upon completion of your university education.The bond period for an overseas scholarship is 6 years and 4 years for a local scholarship. 26. Are foreigners considered for the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship? Only Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents will be considered. Permanent Residents will be required to take up a citizenship upon offer of the CAAS scholarship. 27. What benefits will I receive under the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship? CAAS will sponsor your tuition and compulsory fees. Scholars will also receive allowances for cost relating to maintenance, settling in prior to studies and vacation attachment. The allowance rates are typically pegged to PSC scholarship rates for the various countries/universities of study. 28. Can I pursue my Masters under the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship? The CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship is mainly tenable for undergraduate studies. Scholars who would like to do their Masters would typically have to complete both their undergraduate studies as well as Masters within 4 years. Any request to pursue Masters immediately after undergraduate studies will be subject to the organisation's approval. As a high performance organisation, CAAS also provides opportunities for in-service graduate officers to pursue post graduate studies later in their career. 29. Do I have to remain in the same division for the entire duration of my bond period? Opportunities for job rotation are available for all officers to gain exposure to the wide spectrum of aviation-related work. Scholars may be deployed to different divisions at various stages of their career, depending on their career aspirations and organisational needs. There will also be opportunities for external secondment, such as to the Ministry of Transport or the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). 30. What is the duration of the CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP), and when is it conducted? A typical Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP) will require your committment for a minimum of 10-12 weeks. This is to ensure that you will have sufficient time to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in the various assignments / projects assigned. This programme is conducted all year round, subject to project availability. 31. Where are the possible working locations during my attachment / internship stint in CAAS? Our main office is located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Within the airport, we also have offices located Terminal 1, T2 North and South Pier. For students attached to the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), your place of work will be located at 1 Aviation Drive (near Changi Village). 32. Are foreigners considered for the CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP)? Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents will be considered. 33. What are the recreation facilities in CAAS? All students on attachment / internship with CAAS will be enrolled as members of the Changi Airport Recreation Club. The club is equipped with sports facilities, gym equipment and multi-purpose function rooms. 34. How will I be notified if I am shortlisted for the CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP)? Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via phone and/or email. 35. As a scholar, will I be required to pursue an undergraduate course which is specified by CAAS? How will the undergraduate course determine my career options in future? Our scholars are able to indicate their preferred course of study at the university of their choice, including professional degrees in Law and Engineering, except for Medicine and Dentistry. However, do note that scholars who pursue law degrees will not be employed as practising lawyers during their service with CAAS. Upon graduation, scholars will serve their bond with CAAS as a Civil Aviation Officer and embark on a management career with a division of their choice. 36. When can I apply for the CAAS Undergraduate Scholarship? Application will open in mid-December and close 2 weeks after the release of 'A' level results. You may apply with your prelim examinations results. 37. Do you offer Mid-term scholarships? Yes, undergraduates in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of study, on track to graduate with at least 2nd upper class Honours or equivalent may submit their application for the Mid-term scholarship. 38. How many rounds of interview do I need to undergo for the CAAS Industrial Attachment Programme (IAP)? Arrangement will be made for shortlisted candidates to meet with the hiring manager and/or HR. 39. 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