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NATS interview process

Old 27th Mar 2009, 19:21
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carmel - good for you figuring out what you want to do! have a read back and there are some links posted to various speed-distance-time questions.
Also, any chance of not writing the text speak? Makes it very difficult to read your post!

simon - sorry to hear that, you can always re-apply next year after having a go at more practice tests. Not sure about the feedback, but you could give them a call and ask - the worst they can say is no.
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 19:57
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Just a quick question, if you don't get through stage one of the NATS tests, can you then apply for Eurocontrol?

Just a thought although I expect it to be a resounding no
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Slinky, I don't see why not - they're different companies/organisations, although you probably want to think about why you didn't get through the NATS selection and concentrate on improving skills in those areas as they're both going to be looking for similar people.
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 20:49
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carmel14

"I was a straight A student all my life, bt frm 15 up i starte making the rong frends"

Did they steal your dictionary?

Seriously though, well done for picking yourself up and trying again. I was never great at school and it took me until half way through university to work out how to get through exams, which is what it all comes down to when you're talking about grades. I found that whether I learnt anything depended on how much work I did when I wasn't trying to pass exams. This is presumably why there are lots of graduates out there who haven't got a clue about the real world.
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@jonathonB

Ah ok. I was more assuming on the basis that fail the personality test maybe.

But it's good to know you can after some more revision Cheers.

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Old 27th Mar 2009, 22:24
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Has anyone got an expenses form?
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Old 28th Mar 2009, 00:31
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Passed stage 1 on the 13/03 - will fill out the personality questionnaire next week when I'm nice and relaxed in Spain

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NATS 'Text Alert' service/system

Wondering if any of the candidates in the selection process have used the 'text alert' option that NATS provide. On the initial application they ask would you like text alerts/updates, which I assume alert you to any emails/progress on your application.

Just curious as to whether they well, work really!!! And what do they say, for example if I had just done my stage 1 tests, would they send me a text alert with the outcome or tell me to check my emails for details?
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Old 28th Mar 2009, 10:45
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T250,

Yes it works fine. It doesn't alert you to the outcome either way, just sends you a text saying that they've sent an email.
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Old 28th Mar 2009, 19:44
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Stage 1 interview

Hi guys, I have recently logged onto here, through suggestion from a friend that is at the college!

I have my 1st interview on Tuesday 31st March

Any tips for what I have to do?!

I am currently reading thru the forum too!! I have being doing the aptitude tests etc that the intial email refers you to! What else do I need to do?
Oh yeah and I am reading thru the pdf document too!

Thanks guys, actually quite nervous

Ktxxx

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Old 28th Mar 2009, 20:35
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gingerpaul

It's not the fact that they "stole my dictionary". lol.
What i found was that there are some people in life who can balance their work/life. Unfortunately I am not one of them. I can either do 1 or the other @ a time.
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Old 28th Mar 2009, 22:10
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KT - I did my 1st round on 13th March and only booked it on the 6th March. I had a few spare hours to gen up a little... Just read the info and practice the tests, then try your best.

There is no secret to it.
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Old 28th Mar 2009, 22:35
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Ok cool, thanx Tobiwan!

Have just had a look at the links on page 131 and tried the checking tests. Got all of the answers right within the time apart from the last set of questions, the combination of letters and numbers. Will keep trying to get that one done!

Was quite chuffed!
Am now off for some bed time reading thru the 19 pages!!!
fingers crossed!!!

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Old 28th Mar 2009, 23:23
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S1 - 30th March

So who else is coming along to the Monday 30th S1 in London?
Please tell me I wasn't the only brave one to select the AM slot! lol
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 14:36
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Anyone else found the NATS GTIOS website to be down for a while now?

Especially annoying for me as it seemed to crash at the exact time that I submitted my completed Personality Questionnaire, so I'm not sure yet whether it's gone through or not. If not, I may have the rather exciting prospect of doing every single one of the questions again
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I'm doing my stage 1 tomorrow in Manchester at 1.30, is anyone else there at that time? And have you looked at the qantas stuff? The same diagramming stuff is on there but there are more questions to revise
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 17:11
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S/D/T questions

Please can someone give me some examples of what the S/T/D questions might be like:
Will the be more like:
a) How long will it take to travel X miles at Y mph
or
b) a plane travelling at FL360 descends at 6000ftpm, how long will it take to get to FL240?
or I am completely wrong?!?
Any examples would be a great help.
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 17:27
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As far as I can tell, they're only simple distance/time/speed calculations so it'll be more like a)

So don't worry, if you're pretty handy at mental arithmatic (unlike me who is going to spend the next 2 weeks practising) you should be fine
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 18:08
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can someone tell me how long stage one lasts for?
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 18:37
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It'll be 3-4 hours max. I had the AM session, so we started at 0930 and I think we were all done by 1230-1300
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