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NATS interview process

Old 12th May 2009, 19:32
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Old 12th May 2009, 19:39
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Cheers

Thanks Dim Sum.




Zooker.. i guess there's only one way i can go from that level of knowledge!
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Old 12th May 2009, 20:11
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There certainly is.
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Old 13th May 2009, 08:07
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Dim sum - thanks for the info!

I did ring HR this week and the lovely lady on the phone said that there would be only a HR interview with a few questions regarding your ATC motivation, so it looks like the technical revision isnt needed!

I dont know if its a relief or not though, your HR interview sounded pretty gruelling, but im sure youve done better than you think
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Old 13th May 2009, 12:51
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-jonathanB , sv8564, jimmy780 and anyone else who took stage 2 on 1st MAY


I got the dreaded text message yesterday, checked my emails and i passed! nicely nicely

Those tests were hard but i bloody enjoyed every minute of it. was good to chat to people in the same situation as me throughout the day (fag breaks), definitely helped chill me out.

anyway hope all you guys get the same result, they've given me dates for stage 3 in june so might see you then. good luck!

the bloke at the front far right
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Old 13th May 2009, 13:03
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Yes, I passed... Stage 3 on the 5th June!
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:26
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Stage 2, 20th April.

Hello PA22 and anyone else who took part with stage 2 on the 20 th April. It went past 15 working days yesterday so i rang HR this morning and now waiting to be contacted. Can you tell me if you passed stage 2 and when where ya told. Also if anyone else passed from the 20 th April. thanks
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:28
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richoyle - I called them yesterday morning, and received my result later in the afternoon. Luckily I passed! Hope you do 2, good luck
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:32
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At least 2 of us from 1st May stage 2 have heard, so you probably should chase up. Have you checked online first though?
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:32
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Cheers, there must of been a problem. well done thats great news. lets wait and see for my results. which guy were you i was the guy second computer to the door.
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:34
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Stage 1 results

Didn't get through stage 1 - must have been those damn cubes! Oh well, there is always next year!

Has anyone else failed at Stage 1 - I feel like a bit of a muppet
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:34
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Guess I was sitting next to you then lol - I was the one closest to the door......whose computer crashed during the flight strip test
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:36
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Hello everybody,

I completed the online personality questionnaire this afternoon. Just wondering how long you guys waited to hear the outcome from NATS..

Cheers - S88
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Old 13th May 2009, 14:54
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Bartkobe - did HR email you the results or contact you by phone.
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Old 13th May 2009, 15:36
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Failed

Just got the dreaded news I didn't make it past stage 1....
Well gutted

Did mine on April 30th...

40 years old and on the scrap heap
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Old 13th May 2009, 16:07
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Hi guys and gals,

Does anyone happen to know what they do if a candidate for stage 2 has already done the FEAST tests before? I remember we were told one is only allowed to take this test once, like, "ever". (Apparently they felt that you would benefit too much from the previous experience.) Maybe it only applies for the Czech ATS provider, not NATS. Anyway, I suppose they do store the people's results in Eurocontrol so I'm interested if it makes any difference or not.

I did the FEAST test in 2006 and although I enjoyed every single moment of it, if possible, I would prefer simply "sticking with my old result" which was reasonably good (9 on the first part, 8 on the strip display management). But hey, it was fun, I'd have no problem doing it again, so just asking...

I also noticed some people recently discussing the 12 months period between attempts. Last August I failed the OPQ. Don't rememeber when I filed the initial application but my attempt of last week went through and now I'm about to go for stage 1 again.
This thing with "cheating" came to mind but I don't think they would let you go for another stage 1 if the time limit was not met, would they?!

Thanks for all your opinions.
I'd love to get in, really.

Pavlina
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Old 14th May 2009, 20:48
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Hello Guys!

Just a bit of info.

I`ve had my stage 2 on 7th May and got the result 2 days ago, so it was pretty quick. I`ve passed, so stage 3 on 26th june for me. Have fun everybody!
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Old 14th May 2009, 21:06
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Hey all,
I'm looking at applying for NATS, however, with the test centre in Fareham, and me up here in Scotland, I'm looking at in excess of 200 for the first stage alone. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a _cheap_ B&B in the general Fareham area, as this could save me loads.
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Old 14th May 2009, 21:11
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I don't know where in Scotland you are (it's a big place) but it's worth flying with Ryanair to Bournemouth rather than FlyBe to Southampton as it's a lot cheaper. If you are eligible for a Young Person's railcard, that'll help with the fares for the trains to and from airport to Swanwick. Even with an expensive hotel/B&B, it should be well under 200...

Can't help with the cheap B&B - I stayed at the Fareham Premier Inn (65 a night) when I was down.
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Old 14th May 2009, 23:01
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I could have a great get rich quick scheme on here. I live 5 minutes walk from the CTC. I have a sofa bed in the conservatory, kick the kids out of their bedrooms. A bed and bowl of cornflakes 50, lovely jubbly.
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