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Old 18th Jan 2013, 16:13   #8961 (permalink)


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I have my stage 1 on 7th Feb too
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 18:18   #8962 (permalink)
 
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Question

Hi Guys, Got my stage 1 assessment in Sheffield in 5 weeks, extremely nervous!

I know exact details are not permitted and I wouldn't dream asking but can anyone give me a quick run down of how the day goes?

I am booked from 2pm til 4pm....does that mean the whole assessment is just 2 hours long? I'm sure I had read on here before that it was a whole day affair, have they changed it?

Plannign on setting aside a day to read this whole thread but today is not that day so just something quick would be great guys.

Good luck to anyone sitting any assessments soon.
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 21:11   #8963 (permalink)
 
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Is there diagramming and diagrammatic reasoning or just diagramming in stage one?

I have looked through the thread and some people call it diagramming whilst other call it diagrammatic reasoning, even though they are different tests.

Also, on the practice leaflet, there is only diagramming questions, which makes me think there isn't any reasoning and people have just confused the two.

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Old 19th Jan 2013, 16:20   #8964 (permalink)
 
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if i dont want to work for nats, do they give any diploma or degree or something like that?
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 17:59   #8965 (permalink)
 
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No...but if you be sure to tell them before you start I'm sure they'll come up with something
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 13:57   #8966 (permalink)
 
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This snow is starting to make me nervous Hopefully the trains will be able to cope in the coming week.
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 15:58   #8967 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know how long after you take the online test you get a response?
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 15:59   #8968 (permalink)
 
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...like a P45.
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 18:26   #8969 (permalink)
 
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@garusa -

If you don't want to work for NATS then don't apply... the college qualification is non transferable. And I assure they won't want to pay to train you for ATC if you're not going to try and carry it through.

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Old 21st Jan 2013, 23:55   #8970 (permalink)


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I'm going for my stage 1 assessment 11th feb in Whitely. Anybody have any advice. This is my first attempt. Is it shirt and tie etc?? Also anybody else going on this date??
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 10:12   #8971 (permalink)
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shaymarriot
the college qualification is non transferable.
On the contrary, the college qualification, which is an unvalidated ATC licence & rating(s) is very transferable.
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 15:55   #8972 (permalink)
 
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I was just double checking driving times on google maps, when I notice they have an entry for NATS at Swanwick centre.


Quote:
NATS
A Google User reviewed a year ago
Overall: Poor to fair
Disliked: Chairs are uncomfortable and the menu is appalling
either a visitor taking their visit to the canteen a little too seriously, or an employee with a cracking sense of humour
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 16:04   #8973 (permalink)
 
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Mazza128: It isn't technically shirt and tie, but I personally did attend in a suit, and most people at least opt for the smart/casual option.

All the guidance on this should be provided in the invitation email.

Also, as for the help you wanted with regards general tips, the last 30-70 pages of this thread will give you an excellent idea of what you have just signed up to as a recruitment process.

Phil
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 16:43   #8974 (permalink)


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Cheers phil.

I was planning on shirt and tie. Also Cheers for the advice to look back through the pages if was really helpful. Just been ploughing through the info booklet needed for the assessment. Hopefully starting now will stand in good stead with regards it all staying in there!!!
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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 16:59   #8975 (permalink)


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Does anybody have any particular revision techniques they use that work. I have never really been good at revising and just looking for done techniques to try??
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 09:49   #8976 (permalink)
 
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Hello, i have a tests on 11th february and i would just like to ask if anyone knows a cheap hostel or something to stay at for one night close to the NATS center?
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 11:11   #8977 (permalink)
 
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@Mazza

I went through the booklet and highlighted key points that I thought were important (acronyms, values like speed and flight level etc), then I rewrote the entire document in my own words.
I made it considerably shorter, though, by using dot points.

For the aircraft specifications I made flash cards and organised them into piles based on similar characteristics such as the routes they fly.
Rather than learning each individual aircraft, I can remember which aircraft goes in which group and I have a rough idea of the specifications of that particular aircraft.

Hope this helps!
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 13:55   #8978 (permalink)


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Preparation time for stage 1 test

Hi, I have been reading this thread a lot and it really helped me answer questions I have regarding what to expect on all the NATS application stages.

I just received my Stage 1 invitation letter today, but before I book my dates I want to ask if roughly a month is enough to prepare for the Stage 1 test? I realise different people have different learning styles and speed, but I just want to know how long you guys here take time to prepare (by rough estimate)

Any answer would be great help!! xx
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 16:31   #8979 (permalink)
 
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Stage 1 tomorrow; nervous as hell. Good luck to anyone else who'll be there!
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 17:06   #8980 (permalink)


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Cheers manderson1993

Good luck for tomorrow hope all goes well!!
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