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With 1500 employees from more than 30 countries and cultures working at 14 sites, Skyguide provides air traffic control services for Switzerland and parts of neighbouring countries. In 2021, Skyguide safely and efficiently guided around 0.7 million (in previous years around 1.3 million) civil and military aircraft through the busiest airspace in Europe.
That’s why Skyguide needs you!

Initial Training Academy Instructor: ACS Rated 80-100%

Location:  Wangen b. Dübendorf


The holder of this position shall conduct and lead the delivery of training events, subjects and courses for internal and external customers as representative of a highly competent and flexible, multilingual initial training team. As a "Head Course Instructor" (HCI) or "Deputy Head Course Instructor" for ACS (and/or any additional rating courses) he/she is in charge as the responsible course leader for a class/course. For the purposes of this job advert, the holder shall be entitled to deliver training in at least ACS and at least one additional rating. Additionally a Skyguide Academy instructor with a valid endorsement, acts as examiner and assessor.



  • He/she manages and organizes the relevant training content according to current training plans, methodical and pedagogical Skyguide Academy guidelines (training vision), and national and international rules and regulations
  • As Classroom Instructor in Initial Training he/she is responsible for one or more theory subjects as a Subject Matter Expert/Specialist (development and design, preparation and delivery)
  • As a Simulation Instructor (STDI) he/she is responsible for the coaching of students/trainees/clients during simulation exercises according the simulation roster planning of the corresponding Head Course Instructor
  • As a Head Course Instructor he/she is responsible for a dedicated course, discipline or class in basic or rating courses (all course planning, roster planning of students and coaches, course administration and the student qualifications)
  • The Head Course Instructor monitors student performance, advises the Chief Instructor, issues a change of training status after agreement with the Chief Instructor
  • The post holder can be tasked to support with knowledge and expertise the training development and/ or training delivery for any external customer (in-house, remotely and/or at the customer's location)
  • The post holder may be delegated to participate as representative of the Skyguide Academy at international working groups (e.g. FABEC), project groups and teams in order to contribute the experience, requirements and official position of Skyguide Academy


  • Minimum 10 years proven work experience as an Air Traffic Controller and OJTI
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the rating in which he/she is expected to deliver training on
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office and proven time-management abilities (prioritize tasks and multiple work assignments)
  • Ability to work independently and self-responsibly
  • Current or former licensed Air Traffic Controller validated in ACS and one additional rating for at least 2 years
  • Mandatory: Holder of an On-the-Job-Training (OJTI) or STDI license endorsement and ELPAC (or equivalent ELP) level 4 or greater
  • Desirable: Holder of Classroom Instructor certificate

Location: Wangen b. Dübendorf, Zurich, Switzerland

Start date: September 1st, 2022

Workload: 80-100%