Hi, I'm about to attend AIB to try and get in as an Air Traffic Control Officer (and, believe it or not, I'm not a failed pilot/observer - I actually want to do ATC!). I've had a browse around on the RN website/here/PPRuNe and I've worked out the basic training pipeline (BRNC, Shawbury, Yeovil/Culdrose) but there seems to be no information on what you actually do during training and what sort of jobs you can expect after qualification. So my questions are... what is ATC training like? Is Shawbury all simulator work or "real life" practice as well? What do ATCOs do that, say, an NA(AC) wouldn't do? What is the rough percentage of people who pass? How much sea time is there and do you only deploy on carriers or is there any work on RFAs or Frigates/Destroyers too? And of course, any advice/information anyone can provide in addition would be very much appreciated. TIA.