Hello everyone, i did a search around the forum but did not find any topic that answers my questions so im starting a new topic. If theres any problem, do let me know ^^
So its nearing my time to get a job and be responsible in society and im interested in becoming a ATCO. I know there are resources online and ive probably read some of them but i do not have resources to becoming an ATCO in Singapore apart from the international standards my country’s aviation authority have put up online. I know there are some real world ATCs here and i would be happy to get any little help if anyone were to provide ^^
As of now, there are no recruitment going around but from what i know, there are 2 job openings in a year.
I have not prepared my medical checks yet but i have read and done necessary preparation for medical check-ups so long as an interview is underway. I am also preparing to write my resume but im not really sure if i should include any of these details i’ll put down below.
Personal Background and what im doing.
-I have been interested in becoming an ATCO only about 3-4 years back.
-I dont have much knowledge about ATC apart from the basic Tower operations i learnt here since i joint this January.
-I have listened to LiveATC but for some reason alot of it is inaudible from any local airport in Singapore.As of recent, LiveATC do not have coverage of my local airports anymore so i dont really know whats going on.
-I government medical test i did 2 years ago stated that i had some heart problems but a specialist i visited recently cleared me with a memo that i am alright.
-I do have a WSSS airport diagram that i use and ive done some research online on how to read and interpret them, though this is still limited knowledge.
-I only carry a Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, a diploma with relation to aircraft electrical maintenance
-I have a non-certified diploma module in Radio Fundimentals and Navigation systems (not sure how this might help since its only a studied module)
Aviation authority certification
-I had a certificate of recognition from a Lufthansa Technical Training approved by my local authority for basic Airframe and proper practices training (not related to ATC)
-I had passed a Human Factors exam by the aviation authority on the first attempt that expires in January 2017 (If i do not get in while this is valid, will these still help me in any little way?) On top of that, i do not have a certificate, i only have this email attached saying i passed and its expiry date.
-I do not have any Aviation work experience what so ever (this is looking grim already)
-I only had part time work experience in multiple small eateries and a warehouse. The work load in these place were considered massive for 1 person but i have managed well on my own without skipping steps. (I do intend to use this example for my resume but its not aviation related and i think they are gonna dismiss this [multitasking] ability they seem to look for.
-I am conscripted 2 years into my local armed forces as a Military Medic and i have attended to few emergencies, nothing life threatening but emergencies nonetheless.
I am pretty confident that i have the personality to take on an ATCO role but to be honest, i havent been showing it in any of my PG ATC, i do not feel stress because its really just a simulator but i am also unable to test myself with so little knowledge. I know basic pattern work but thats really all i know, Theres only 2 aerodomes in Singapore thats open for civilian operation and its either WSSL or WSSS, WSSS as an international airport is going to be an entirely different mode of operation compared to WSSL where its a place for GA and small jets.
When i listened on LiveATC back then, it really is an entirely different world from IF and i do feel unprepared in terms of knowledge. I am not able to calculate ground speed and air speed all so quickly as of yet and im doing some relearning since i read of its importance.
I know that there are limitations with the information i can possibly receive here but ive mentioned that im willing to get any advice at all, even if its repeated advice (these only goes to show this advice is important). We may not be of the same country and practices may be different but it is on its own difficult for me to get in touch with an ATCO in my country as well, im restricted in such way but ATC is almost an international standard, what i can learn from some will definitely be of help to me.
-I may have forgotten information on this topic so i’ll update as i go along. As of now, ATCO positions are not open and im still preparing a Resume. Once im done, i may consider asking HR if its possible to let me know the next application date.
My goal, to get this job within a year.