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Old 14th May 2009, 23:12
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Poached eggs and you've got a deal, seriously though - I don't like Cornflakes.
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Norman House B&B, Swanwick Lane. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. 40 per night Bed and full English breakfast. Is about 5 minutes walk from the main facility and not too far from the CTC (10 minutes by car).

Bed and Breakfast Swanwick Hamble Southampton

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Old 15th May 2009, 09:53
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Hi all,
Does any one have any more information on Stage 3 as it is now? I understand that it is just an HR interview, with motivation based questions. Could anyone enlarge upon this for me? or any examples of questions asked?

anything helpful!!

Thanks
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Old 15th May 2009, 10:03
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Norman House, Swanwick Lane. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. 40 Bed and full English breakfast. Website should come up on google.

It's about 5 minutes walk from the main ATC facility and about 10 minutes (by car) from the CTC.
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Stage 1

Hello all,

I first applied for ATCO back in 2002, when I was young! I've been with BA as a customer service and systems trainer for 10 years now. ATC has always been my ambition and I'm now preparing for this year's selection.

Stage 1 in Fareham on June 15th at 8am. Anyone will be there?

I've been reading through the pages on this, but failed to find a recommendation of a book I could work with to practise things like numerical, spatial and observation tests. I used to have a GMAT book but that got lost in the house move.

Any ideas guys?
Thanks in advance.
Alan.
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Old 15th May 2009, 11:38
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well unfortunately for me I failed my stage 2 although it was what i was expecting...the tests are hard!!! It is still something that I want to do...so at least now I know what to expect next year....
Best of luck to everyone who is sitting the tests....and congrats to everyone that has passed!!! If you have managed to pass the tests, I will now feel safe when I get into a plane!!!
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Old 15th May 2009, 11:54
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I called HR to ask about the FEAST tests retake. Apparently there is no problem with doing the tests a second time even if you passed the first time. Strange that in the Czech Rep. they just would not let you do it again

Did any of you call HR for results after stage 2? Just curious if the grading system is the same as in Eurocontrol which is I think going from 1 to 9 for each part of the test.

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Old 15th May 2009, 13:05
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Johnathan B and others well done on passing, now im really nervous !!! I havent had results, on holiday in Italy at present and all im thinking about is my results. Just checked emails and nats online recruitment and nothing. Will wait another 24 hours then give them a call.
But im not holding my breath !!!
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Old 15th May 2009, 13:14
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Stage 2, 20th April

Bartkobe - I found out my results for stage 2 today and I passed which is great. Got my stage 3 on the 16th of june. which date have you booked.
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Old 17th May 2009, 09:04
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foreigners at nats

Hey guys/girls,

is/are here anybody or anybody knows somebody who is NOT native English but he/she was successful at NATS selections and now working there? Thanks a lot.
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Old 17th May 2009, 11:19
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Hi all,

Firstly a big thanks to all who have posted on here, its been a great help to me so far. I am now after a bit more help if possible.

I am awaiting my stage 3 in June and was hoping to get a tower and an area visit in at Heathrow and Swanwick beforehand, does anyone know the best way to organise these? I have seen people mention calling HR but wasn't sure if it was also something you could do directly?

Good luck to all who are in the process and thanks for the help!
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Old 17th May 2009, 11:24
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is/are here anybody or anybody knows somebody who is NOT native English but he/she was successful at NATS selections and now working there? Thanks a lot.
Yeah there are quite a few, some already valid.
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And are they americans/australians?:]

i'm asking because i'm curious about that is there any chance to be successful at the personal interviews with non-native english skills.
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Old 17th May 2009, 11:43
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I believe there have been a few Spanish guys who have successfully been employed by NATS.
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Old 17th May 2009, 11:44
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hoping to get a tower and an area visit in at Heathrow and Swanwick beforehand
From what I hear, arranging to visit the tower at LHR is very hard, a bit like trying to get into Fort Knox! You'll probably have a bit more luck with LTN or STN as you don't have to be granted airside clearance to visit them.
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Old 18th May 2009, 01:11
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stage 1 test

hi guys, i'd really appreciate any advice to enable me relax on my test date which is fast approaching (2 weeks more). i'm quite comfortable with the questions to expect but my heart's already racing. thank you
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Old 18th May 2009, 17:12
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Don't worry - you'll be fine. There's not much you can do to stop yourself from feeling nervous, it's natural. Just do a little prep, get a good nights sleep, have a decent breakfast/lunch before and maybe try some breathing exercises!
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From what I hear, arranging to visit the tower at LHR is very hard, a bit like trying to get into Fort Knox! You'll probably have a bit more luck with LTN or STN as you don't have to be granted airside clearance to visit them.
Thanks for the info, is that the same with Gatwick as I live closer to Gatwick and would be easier for me?

If anyone can help with contact numbers for Gatwick tower (if easier than LHR) or Swanwick it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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just done stage 1

bloody hell... i hate cubes!!!!!
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Old 18th May 2009, 20:51
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Jimmy780, Best of luck mate, hope you get some good news
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