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.
Hi everyone, I am an international student and I was invited for the stage 1 selection Test tomorrow, I have a work permit but it expires early next year, just want to know if this would hinder me from getting the job, dont want to make the long journey from London, only to be disappointed.
This post is unreasonably long, it is addressed only to Chuckyrooy, Waterflo, Johnny and aawallace all other can TL;DR!
Well Chuckyrooy, I would suggest you contact HR with that question. Personally a year is after your potential start-date so I would go for it. But it isn't my decision, so I suggest you ask.
Waterflo, we can't say exactly what is asked at the interview stages, or else NATS applicants here might be disqualified from entry themselves! Best bet is, read as many pages as you can stomach of this thread, people oftne quote "the last 70 pages" however, in reality the last 5 pages here are least are almost completely full of rubbish, so exclude those in your search if you are strapped for time. - There is a wealth of information in this threat, to answer your question.
johnnny, really sorry to hear that mate! I have a stage 3 coming up, and I hope to sneak onto the February course if at all possible. Perhaps I'll see you there. P.S. There is a facebook group I believe.
aawallace, thanks for your reply to my post. I wasn't there on the 7th, just saw your question and tried to help mate.
Last edited by PhiltheReaper; 15th Jan 2013 at 19:14.
Iím pretty much in the same boat, extracted every fact, figure and key piece of information from the document and now is just a case of committing it to memory and ready supplementary stuff. Memorising all the aircraft and their attributes is probably going to be the hardest for me (a lot of similar information/numbers with slight alterations, very easy to be caught out).
Feeling okay about the spatial and diagrammatic tests, although one thing is bothering me. A lot of the information in this thread is contradictory (as are most internet threads) but one thing people are astoundingly unanimous on is the difficulty of the cubes/spatial test. Iíve done a number of cube net practice tests and donít find them hard at all (giving myself 20-30 seconds to answer each one) but that seems to be the bane of many applicants, I donít want to develop a sense of overconfidence :S
Also reading through the old posts Iím incredibly bitter that the assessment isnít done in the Tower Bridge Hilton anymore, that wouldíve been so amazingly convenient for me :P
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.
Last edited by shaymarriott; 20th Jan 2013 at 18:26.
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!!!