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NATS interview process

Old 22nd Feb 2009, 16:39
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I dont trust french controllers
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Old 22nd Feb 2009, 17:25
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Originally Posted by aaaabbbbcccc1111
I dont trust french controllers
As much as I'd love to have some kind of witty response to that, the only word that comes to mind is:

"lol!"
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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 08:59
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I would of thought that's common practice?
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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 17:49
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Stage 1 Results

I attended the assessment day on Friday 13th February in Manchester. Fortunately I had the email today saying that I now need to fill out the online personality questionnaire. Having read previous posts on here about how to fill the questionnaire out, I will be doing it very carefully I think!

Has anyone else who had the assessment on this day received an email yet?
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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 18:41
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ATCNoob, I agree with you, and my short time in this immensely regulated industry is not yet sufficient to condition me! However, I do feel that there is no harm in a quick review of everything that crosses you, just to make sure that neither you nor any other controllers have missed something. Not talking about checking every detail, but making sure the info you get from the transfer matches what you see on radar / in the sky and on your strip is surely best practice?
Good stuff. I would imagine you are right about that.



I just got my pin number for the NATS lounge. Does anyone know if the e-learning needs to be done before you attend the college or is it for whilst you are there??
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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 19:45
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Originally Posted by dunelmitepilot
I attended the assessment day on Friday 13th February in Manchester. Fortunately I had the email today saying that I now need to fill out the online personality questionnaire. Having read previous posts on here about how to fill the questionnaire out, I will be doing it very carefully I think!

Has anyone else who had the assessment on this day received an email yet?
Just answer these questions swiftly, go with your heart. It has been discussed very recently on these forums as I am sure you've read.

It doesn't matter if the answers seem repetitive or there to catch you out. Think of every question as a fresh question, and don't *try* to relate it to previous answers. If you're torn one way only to make a chain of similarities between answers, take a few seconds and try again to find the right answer that suits you.

As long as you answer totally honestly, they will be able to make the most of the results and hopefully see that you are fit for the role as an ATCO.

Best of luck, and don't worry too much about it. It will only skew your judgement.

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ATC Noob - I have just got my pin for the lounge, having not been on the site yet I can't 100% say about the elearning - although during my phone call advising me about the result from stage 3 I am pretty sure they said to learn it before college ?

Sorry it's not a definitive answer.

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Old 24th Feb 2009, 11:54
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Had my stage 3 yesterday at CTC, just got the phonecall I'd been dreaming about getting this morning. I'm in! Properly stunned, I didn't think I nailed the interview as well as I could have but I seem to have done enough.

If any of the other 4 that were there with me yesterday are reading this, do let me know how you did. I think you all deserved to go through, so fingers crossed!
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 12:12
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MWNM,

Congrats! Area or Aero? Any idea which start date you're going to go for?
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 12:36
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hey all. I had the email the other day saying I had passed the tests etc and just needed to do the personality questionnaire. Don't know how I've done yet.
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Thank you paperclip!

I chose area preference and although I was told April/May was still free (are they running short?), I will wait until August at least.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 13:39
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I spoke to HR last week to confirm my start date - I'm starting on Aero in July - they mentioned then that they've got a couple of spaces left for April May. I won't have finished my job until June-ish so can't take them, but I'm sure there's a few keen ones who can!

When's your medical?
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 13:56
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Well done everyone! I'm hoping (assuming I get through each stage!) that things will get going nice and quickly after my stage 1 in 3 weeks!
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 14:18
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does anyone know how long it takes to hear back after you have filled in the online questionnaire?
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Area or Aero?

Got my stage 3 in a couple of weeks. Went to see Heathrow tower last week and loved every minute of it. Think i definately want to go Aero if i'm good enough to get in. When do they ask you about your preferences?
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I've got my stage 3 on 31st March DaveZ...trying to arrange Tower visits now. I'm arranging one for Southampton and someone has been kind enough to give me Gatwick's number too...how was it at Heathrow?!
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Paperclip, not sure when my medical will be, it seems I can book any Friday for the NATS one. I have to come clean to my employers first of all though, that's my immediate concern! That and find all my education certificates.

Dave Z - I was asked on the phone today when offered my place but I've no idea if this is the "official" time they ask!
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 15:04
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Heathrow tower was amazing. Must be one of the highest around. Certainly felt a little dizzy when i first looked down . I sat with one of the GMC's for about half an hour and she was very good explaining everything whilst doing her job. Infact i was amazed at just how welcoming everyone i met there was. Not that i was expecting them all to be grumpy or anything, but you'd think some of them might be wary of visitors whilst they're hard at work. Was the picture of calmness up at the top. I'll be going back at least once more before my stage 3
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Hi Dave Z

got my phonecall last week and they asked then. Like MWNM said, it didn't sound too official, but I think it was.

I had been swithering for ages but plucked for area when put on the spot, told to expect a July/August start.

congrats on getting through MWNM

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Had my stage 3 yesterday at CTC, just got the phonecall I'd been dreaming about getting this morning. I'm in! Properly stunned, I didn't think I nailed the interview as well as I could have but I seem to have done enough.

If any of the other 4 that were there with me yesterday are reading this, do let me know how you did. I think you all deserved to go through, so fingers crossed!
Congrats MWNM! It's a good feeling isn't it?!?!?!?! You got your results pretty quickly!

DaveZ - I have just been in touch with HR regarding start dates. They said there are spaces in April/May (as said above). I was then told that I hadn't put forward for my preference yet. I guess if you contact them now they can put it to paper for you straight away.

I have my medical this Friday and if all is well will have to get my Class 1 at Gatwick....
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