Air traffic

“Every day is different, that’s why I love being an air traffic controller”

Melbourne air traffic controller rookie Zerah Gordon has passed the all-important final phase of her challenging theory and on-the-job training as Australia’s newest ‘guardian of the skies’ with flying colors.

Today, she is one of 65 new recruits joining our team of 900 highly trained controllers at 28 control towers at Australia’s busiest international and regional airports.

“I absolutely loved the camaraderie of the team during training – everyone was so supportive of me,” Zerah said.

“I’m super proud to be a newly qualified controller – it’s kind of like getting your P plates.”

Zerah discovered an abiding love for aviation after first dabbling in the hospitality, retail and automotive industries and earning a degree in supply chain and logistics.

She is excited to join Air Traffic Management – a fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding career for the future.

“I get to solve unique problems every day – it’s never repetitive and it’s challenging too,” Zerah said.

“Air traffic control is an amazing life choice – shift work really suits me.”

We are always on the lookout for new talent – recruiting up to 140 interns a year – to manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft to, from and between airports across Australia.

If you would like to learn more about the Air Traffic Controller Training Program, register your interest here.

About Air Services

Airservices Australia is responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and the provision of air rescue and firefighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We connect people with their world securely – connecting family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs and facilitating trade and tourism.

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