ATC IssuesA place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.
Whitelighter, I find absolutely normal that NATS asks a very good level of English. Its a very important think especially when you are responsible for "people life".
I just try to know If NATS is a bit flexible or not regarding English at the time of selection. Maybe NATS can judge someone able to undertake the training even if his English is not perfect. Then this people will have at least one years to achieve a ICAO level 5.....
I reiterate my request: Does someone have the NATS documents (Test material and NATS_Practice_Leaflet2)
Maybe NATS can judge someone able to undertake the training even if his English is not perfect. Then this people will have at least one years to achieve a ICAO level 5.....
I'm training as an ATCO in Australia at the moment. I assume it's the same with NATS trainees; believe me when I say you don't want to be worrying about anything other than your course curriculum during your training, let alone trying to get your English up to level 5. Think two exams per week, and a lot of it is rote learning of stuff you've never dealt with and won't until you get into the sim. It's a foreign language to a lot of native English speakers...
If you think getting into the job is hard, wait till you start training. And I'm not saying that as an old fart. I never studied this hard when I was doing my degree...
Well, it's not a personality questionnaire like I thought it'd be! Only takes 10mins tops, including the practice test. It's one of the tests that used to be on the Day One assessment. I won't spoilt it, in case there are different ones for each applicant.
I hope you all get your tests soon, I'm intrigued to see how you all found it, and which ones you had!
Kimmikins - if it was the basic checking test, then nothing has changed - NATS used to tell you that's what the first online test is on their FAQ, and also give you examples on the PDFs they linked to.
Those links seem to have disappeared in the new NATS website, so I won't explain what the basic checking tests are, but there are details back in the rest of this 400 page thread
Ah, I never saw where they listed that as being the first online test. When I was looking around the careers section of the site, this was never on there! As it's been removed, along with all the previous downloads, I don't want to be at risk of sending people down the garden path. But yes, for me it was the Checking test.
No Test Document Material or NATS Practice Leaflet. Please help?
Hello all. Have been a frequent visitor to this rather wonderful forum for some time now but I have a dilemma that I'm hoping somebody can help me with. So I registered
I received my invite to Stage 1 of the selection tests for the Trainee Air Traffic Controller today (I've been waiting since 2010!). Am booked in for the tests on Friday 31st Aug 2012 and am looking to start preparation now. The problem is, however, that the resources that I need to practice with and study are dead links. I cannot access either the 'Test Document Material' or the 'NATS Practice Leaflet'. When clicked, the hyperlinks simply take me to the NATS website and display a rather disheartening 'Page Not Found'.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Can anyone advise me where I might be able to find these essential documents?
I've called NATS to let them know but, understandably, nobody is home at this time of day and I'd rather not be waiting until after the bank holiday weekend. That's valuable practice time!
Aye, I've received mine (after about 18 months of waiting). None of the links to the support material are working though. Did you manage to get the documents? I still have mine from 2 years ago but I'm pretty sure some info will be outdated by now!
Edit: Tuesday 11/09 @ 10:45am - all set. Going to email HR now and see what the crack is about the links to the files.