skeyes is looking for conductors of the skies, also known as air traffic controllers. Conductors and air traffic controllers have a lot in common. They both need to be able to keep a good overview, multitask and stay focused at all times.

Both night and day, conductors of the skies lead the giant orchestra of the sky. They do this for 1 million flight movements every year. That deserves a standing ovation, right?

To keep this orchestra safe at all times and ever more sustainable, skeyes is still looking for conductors of the skies.

No conservatory training required
Unlike orchestra conductors, conductors of the skies do not need a higher education degree. In fact, they receive about two years of training where they learn everything they need to safely conduct air traffic. This training consists of theoretical courses, practical exercises in a simulator and, during the final year, they also manage actual air traffic under supervision.

So what criteria must future conductors of the skies meet? They must be Belgian or a citizen of the European Union, be between 17 and 30 years old, have excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of Dutch or French. If you meet these conditions, you can apply for the selection tests.

Don't wait until the last note
You only have until Sunday 12 March to register for the selection tests. Don't want to miss your chance to become a conductor of the skies? Then register quickly.

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About skeyes

skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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