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NATS interview process

Old 15th Mar 2009, 15:26
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The post aboves just reminded me to ask about visiting swanwick area centre, how long would a visit last roughly and also it is possible to get a visit to the college? it'd be nice to have a look round and maybe get a chance to have a talk with some current students there.

I was thinking of making my trip down to fareham for stage two even more productive by possibly arranging some visits for the day after or something.
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 15:59
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thats exactly what I was thinking. When is your stage 2? I was meaning to phone them last week about it but never got round to it so will get it done this week.
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 17:03
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visiting swanwick area centre, how long would a visit last roughly
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as long as it takes. if you hate it 10 mins otherwise you can stay for aslong as you want till you get bored.
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 19:42
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I pity those who work there, they're stuck with rather more than ten minutes of it!
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Hi everyone. Is anyone booked in for the PM slot selection tests at the London Hilton Hotel on the 18th?

Three days to go and i'm beginning to feel the pressure already. These forums are a godsend though, they have answered a lot of questions for me and have eased my nerves a great deal. I was told by a friend who is an ATCO that the worst thing you can do is panic when the tests begin, they key thing is to be patient and just answer everything to the best of your ability, rushing is a big mistake! I think for the next three days i'll be trying to recite the pre-learning material...
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 22:56
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Lozzo... I am!
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 23:28
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Me too.
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 00:47
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ajfaccini my stage 2 is booked for 6th April. I just booked it a few days ago, but def think i'm gona get on to HR and see about a visit. Let me know if you organise a visit.
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 12:18
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Thumbs up SHL website being annoying

Hiya guys!
I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. I have using the SHL website to try the checking and maths tests as they recommended in the email when I booked my stage 1. It has been very useful, but I have been having problems with one, where it won't give me my final test scores 'due to a server problem'. Admittedly, it has been a few days since that happened, but as anyone can imagine, it's very annoying to do a test and get to the end to be solely told 'computer says no' (I hate Little Britain, but it remains the only way to describe what the site does!).

So, has anyone done the tests and found the same problem, or do they know if the problem is sorted. Failing that, does anyone know a website that features similar tests I can try? If the website worked on a Mac computer, that would be even better!

My apologies if other people have asked-I imagine being a regular member on this thread sometimes must be like a regular case of deja vu.
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 12:36
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bobbin,

Look here on page 109:

http://www.pprune.org/atc-issues/265...ml#post4691108
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 12:43
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bobbin,

Your problem with SHL might have been their scheduled maintenance. I've just pulled this off the NATS recruitment site:

News

10 March 2009 SHL - Scheduled maintenance Please be advised that you will not have access to the online personality questionniare with SHL on Sunday 15th March 2009 from 02:00 to 12:00 GMT
due to scheduled maintenance
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That would explain it-thank you Gingerpaul!
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 12:57
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Gingerpaul-woah, thank you kindly! I must have missed that.
In case anyone else wants to see the links without skipping back, here they are:

1. Info on stage one and Basic Checking Tests: NATS Stage 1 - Aptitude Tests & Motivation
2. S D T Questions: Speed Distance Time | OASC: RAF Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre
3. A/C Recognition; Airliners.net Aircraft Recognition Quiz
4. Possible S D T; Curriculum Exchange - the Learning Place
5. NATS Practise Leaflet: http://natscareers.co.uk/docs/NATS_P...e_Leaflet2.pdf
6. S D T; BBC - Education Scotland - Standard Grade Bitesize Revision - Maths I - Number - General Level - Distance, Speed and Time: Intro
7. MATS 1: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP493Part1.pdf
8. Personality Test: Do you have what it takes?
9. Everything: Have you got what it takes?
10. Checking; Untitled Document
11. Mental Arithmetic: Arithmetic
12. Numeracy Exam: JPM Graduate Recruitment
13. SHL Tests: SHL - Practice Tests
SHL psychometrics and aptitude tests improve people performance
14. Quantas Psychometric Exam: http://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/...ent/QTests.pdf
15. Spatial Ability: http://www.psychometric-success.com/...20Test%201.pdf
16. Diagrammatic Reasoning: http://www.psychometric-success.com/...c%20Reasoning% 20-%20Practice%20Test%201.pdf
17. Data Checking; http://www.psychometric-success.com/...20Test%201.pdf
18. SHL Research
19. Companies that offer Practice Tests
20. http://www.ase-solutions.co.uk/goto.php?sess=x38100|u18899|p158|n144|c18899|l0|g0 |d0&pg=Take_a_practice_test#
21. Making Applications
22. Planarity | Flash
23. Diagrammatic reasoning tests free downloads
24. http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/induc...ning-Test1.pdf
25. Diagrammatic Reasoning | WikiJob
26. GMAT Abstract Reasoning -Test 1
27. Spatial Visualisation | WikiJob
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 13:50
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I've just run through a few practices and they're still not giving answers.
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 17:31
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anyone else got there stage 2 on the 27th March?
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 18:00
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Not me, had mine last Fri (13th)... and now we wait again...
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Old 16th Mar 2009, 21:45
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bobbin,
Fascinating stuff!
Most of it probably totally irrelevant to what Air Traffic Controllers actually do.
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Old 17th Mar 2009, 00:08
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ZOOKER,

I don't know if you've noticed but I think there's something wrong with your keyboard. All your posts seem to be in funny colours and sizes.
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Old 17th Mar 2009, 12:44
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Hi all, booked in for my stage 1 tomorrow (AM). Big thanks to all contributors, the info in here has been really useful Just wanted to double check - is there anything essential to bring other than a form of ID, i.e. calculator or anything like that? Best of luck to everyone else applying.
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Old 17th Mar 2009, 13:02
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Hi Medgar,

Best of luck for tomorrow! You can't use a calculator in the tests so don't worry about taking one with you.

Go in with an open mind and just relax...they're multiple choice so you won't have to explain anything (just yet!) and so long as you've learnt your stuff, you'll be fine.

You can PM me if you have any other questions if you like...I'm online for a bit.

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