How brain games can help identifying ATC talent

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Alex Arnold - selection expert 

Dr. Ilja Sligte - Assistant Professor cognitive neuroscience & Science lead

Hosted by: Martijn Groot


RECOGNITION: matching based on brain qualities

Many people dream of working as an air traffic controller. However, only a few are suited for the job. What makes this job so  demanding? What specific qualities does one need to become a successful air traffic controller? How can you recognize talent from the outside? Based on extensive research, the answer is clear: take a look “inside”.

SELECTION: faster, cheaper and better
BrainsFirst enables Air Traffic Control The Netherlands (LVNL) and Germany (DFS) to pre-select the most promising talents in an efficient, remote and scalable way. This has led to  a better quality of admissions and cost savings thanks to  a higher Return on Investment.

At the end of the webinar, these are the key takeaways:

  • That working as an Air Traffic Controller requires a specific brain.
  • What research has been done to link tasks of an air traffic controller to brain functions.
  • How LVNL applies brain data in their selection process.
  • Where BrainsFirst can add value to improve your return on investment.
  • And what Cristiano Ronaldo and high-performing air traffic controllers have in common :-)

Ready to up your selection game? Join us on April 7th!


Questions? Please contact Jens Urlbauer at

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