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NATS interview process

Old 14th May 2007, 19:26
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1. Yes
2. Yes (This is stage 3 though)
 
Old 18th May 2007, 07:31
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Had stage 2 very recently, wasn't long before I heard the results..... On the train from Fareham to Gatwick and got a phone call telling me!!!!! Gotta go to Belfast for stage 3 though. One thing I would like to get more info on is the team excercises. Does anyone know if they are they looking for leadership abilities, team, both or something else???
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Old 18th May 2007, 08:08
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Does anyone know if they are they looking for leadership abilities, team, both or something else???
A few questions, and please don't think I'm being facetious.

If you're a good team leader, but cannot work with others as equals or with someone else leading, would you think you'd be a good ATCO?

If you're good at taking orders and being told what to do but are not able to put your own view across, use your own initiative and instruct others who might look to you for leadership, would you think you'd be a good ATCO?
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Old 18th May 2007, 09:15
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Gonzo, I know what you mean, thanks for the input. The reason I was asking is I have had leadership training from the RAF and wanted to make sure that it would fit in with what may be looked for in stage 3 whereby I can try and fit into both roles. I'm actually looking forward to it, surely nothing can mess with my head as much as the stage 2 computer tests (or can it ).
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Old 18th May 2007, 09:19
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surely nothing can mess with my head as much as the stage 2 computer tests (or can it ).
Ahh, you see, now I want to interview you......
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Old 18th May 2007, 11:46
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"Dear XXXXXXX

We confirm that your application has been withdrawn.

Yours sincerely


Recruitment & Selection
HR Services
NATS"

I got one of those once, it was a clerical error, as 2 minutes later I got another email asking me which dates I would like to attend the CTC
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Old 21st May 2007, 16:32
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Hi Folks,

Is there anyone out there who has driven down to NATS CTC in Fareham for their interviews? Just wanted to know whether its straight forward to find, plenty of parking space etc?

Thanks
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Old 21st May 2007, 18:05
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Hi,

Its easy enough to find. Soon as you get into Fareham, there's a large industrial estate on the left. You cant miss it. Its huge, and must have a good thousand parking spaces or so.

I had my stage2 down there two weeks ago. Got through thankfully. Quite nerve racking and they're actually giving out the results of the day immediately now. Apparently the June course is quite empty as is the september one.

The impression I got was that they just mark you on two things. computer tests and the motivation paper. Both out of about 30, and they give you the results of these about an hour later. The 30 question HR interview seemed to be just a general character check.

Usual questions
Why do you want to work for nats?
what skills do you need as a controller?
can you work well in a team? examples
can you work well under pressure? ex.
do you have good communicational skills? ex.
what do you think you'll be doing in 5 years time?

Hope thats of some help. I've got my stage3 in a week in Glasgow, so busy cramming in as much as possible now . Hope to see you on the course in september.

ps. If anybodies got any more tips on the group exercise, or the technical interview i'd be more than grateful. Cheers
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Old 22nd May 2007, 07:40
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Hi,

As Milly1 said its quite easy to find.The easiest way i found it was to plug the address onto AA route finder and that got me there without any problems.The bit you may find confusing is when you actually get into the industrial estate as there are many companies on that site.Just remember you are looking for building number 4000.There are loads of spaces but dont be surprised if you have to park on the road leading up to NATS as the car park is pretty rammed.
I was lucky and waited around the actual car park to see if anybody was leaving and found two very nice ladies that offered me their space....thanks girls.

The main reason for this post is to say that when i found out i had got through stage 2 last week, the lady said that they had not even marked my motivation paper yet.The results on the day that lead to me getting through and the three other candidates from not were purley down to the HR interview and the results on the computer tests.(You can fail the HR interview if they find you as not suitable!)
I found this quite strange as if i had not passed my motivation paper would that have meant i would go through anyway to stage three?


Who knows...all i know is i have made it to stage three and am very excited.

Good luck everybody who has some assessments looming

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Old 22nd May 2007, 11:13
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Thanks for the info guys. Got my stage 2 tomorrow. Think I've prepared as best I can for the interview and the motivation paper so nothing else I can do really except cross my fingers and hope it all works out.

Cheers
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Old 22nd May 2007, 13:26
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Hey!
I've had an email asking me to go for 1st stage even though I've not finished filling in my application form yet! Wonder why they're so eager to get people through the tests??? Do a large number fail at first stage?
I'd have gone for the tests (either tomorrow or thurs) if I didn't have my 3rd year uni exams tomorrow and fri!
Any idea when next available dates are??? Long shot, I know but thought I'd ask!
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Old 24th May 2007, 18:07
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Hello!

Stage three soon! Anyone got any tips on the technical interview? Does the assessment really last 8hrs?!
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Old 24th May 2007, 18:17
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Tips? Be yourself.

No, you won't be being assessed for eight hours, but your interview might be the last one of the day, in which case you might be waiting for a while....

Good luck
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Old 27th May 2007, 11:21
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Hi Guys,

Im a bit worried as i have been hunting high and low for my gcse certificates to show NATS and i cant find them anywhere.
Has people that have been through the process recently been actually asked for them?

Cheers for the reponse
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Old 27th May 2007, 11:33
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Certificates

Had to send mine to NATS after completing stage 3, so yes. Although they didn't specify GCSES, just exam certificates. Perhaps they are content with your highest qualifications, but I suspect they like to cross reference everything you put on your application form to see if you were fibbing.

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Old 27th May 2007, 13:54
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Gastra: A friend of mine had a similar problem when his University asked to view his GCSE certificates.

You can always contact your exam boards (AQA, OCR etc). They should be able to supply you with either a another copy (if you're lucky) or a valid transcript of your results. You'll likely have to pay for it but they're definitely possible to get hold of.
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Old 27th May 2007, 14:44
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Thanks for that guys.That has put my mind at ease
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Old 29th May 2007, 11:48
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Final stage thursday anyone else going??!
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Old 29th May 2007, 11:55
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How quick was that?

Steffi_kel, how did you manage to get to the final stage so quickly? Last week you couldn't make your stage 1 dates, now you have the final stage on Thursday. Things have really sped up! A couple of years ago there was nearly 18 months from application to college!!! Well done, and good luck

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Old 29th May 2007, 12:21
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Thanks up_the_tower
I managed to shuffle around some revision for uni and just went to the first stage after my uni exam (and travel from South Wales to Notts)! Personality questionnaire completed and application form finished off and I'm booked in for thurs! Last time I applied it took a lot longer, but that was almost 3 years ago and the process has changed since :S
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