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NATS interview process

Old 25th Jul 2007, 16:25
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TCR,

If you're within the age range given, you're have the same opportunity as anyone else.

I got through the interview process at 17/18 and started just after my 19th birthday (that was back in the day when the selection process took over a year!), as did many of my colleagues.

It's just not an issue.
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 16:55
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Okay, thanks a lot. Lets hope you're all right.
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 17:23
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TCR, believe me, I'm involved in Recruitment quite heavily, and it's just not an issue. In fact on my last interview day I said 'yes' to two guys who were both 18, and my best ever interview was a girl who was 18. If you have the skills we're looking for, you're in.
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and heres me thinking i was your best ever interview, lol
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Ha! I was going to say something, but thought better of it......
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ShuttleSixYankee:
huh, sorry for being dumb, but what are D/S/T
in "D/S/T calculations" is "S" = scan maybe?

thx

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Old 25th Jul 2007, 21:54
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Distance/ Speed/ Time!
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Hey Gonzo,
On that note, is there a maximum age where you'd think twice about a candidate? Or is it really not an issue. I'm nearly 26 and am hoping to eventually get through. But I see most people on here are in their early 20s. I failed this year, but am still hopeful for the future. At what age does the door start to close?
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 21:56
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(Speed = Distance / Time)
Lol, pretty sure most people learnt that in Primary School!
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Vic,
I was 25 when I got through (first time by some miracle). I have seen more than a few trainees through the system since then. In my humble opinion maturity and some life experience can only be a help to you. At the end of the day if you fit the stated recruitment criteria, pass the tests and show some promise at the interview then your age is irrelevant. Good luck, although some days the job can give you a beating, on the whole it beats working for a living........
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Old 25th Jul 2007, 22:32
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Hi

Could anyone recommend some good hotel accommodation near CTC Fareham?
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As Vlad says, as long as you are in the age range (and if you're at interview, then you are, otherwise you'd have been sifted out before that stage), then we use other factors to determine your suitability.

And of course if we did decide to say 'no' because we thought you were too old, that would be illegal.

To put the other side of things, I have interviewed and said yes to a 40 year old (when there there was no upper age limit). He of course had lots of life experience to draw on during the interview, and his coming career, so it was an impressive interview from my point of view.

As regards those who are on the younger side, as I've said before on this very thread, you need to think very honestly about your own character. You do need to be very mature and level headed to do this job, you need to be able to cope with pressure and mentally 'juggle' lots of balls, so to speak. If this isn't you, then perhaps a few years at uni or work would prepare you more thoroughly.

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VirignGirl,

There's a Travelodge in Southampton Eastleigh, which is 10-15 mins drive away, there's also a Premier Travel Inn at Fareham.
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Hmm, this concept is rather new to me. Does this mean if there is no movement(speed) the time will stop?
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My brother been accepted 3rd attempt at age of 28 !
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stayed at the premier travel inn at fareham, only a few quid taxi ride to CTC to! Main plus is it's next to TGIs!
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Air Traffic Control - Graham Duke

I have bought this book (the 9th edition), and am in the process of reading through the whole thing, in preparation for my reapplication next year. It was recommended by the ATCO who spoke at the stage one in London. Just curious if this book contains sufficient/accurate information on ATC, and if there is any further reading any wise people may recommend.

From reading the first few pages, I have a feeling that the 18-page handout we were given to read through for the stage one motivation test was partially produced using the information from this book.

Any light-shedding much appreciated!

Also, my goodness there are a lot of abbreviations/acronyms used in ATC. Mind boggling!
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 17:55
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Queuey!
Any feedback much appreciated!
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It is a good book, but very out of date now.
Read as much as you can as all the information you can gather will be of use in the technical interview.
If you go to the CAA's webiste, and go to the Publications, then Air Traffic Services section, you can download a copy of the Manual of Air Traffic Services pt.1. This book is the guidelines that ATCO's in the UK operate to, and is the main text book used in the college.

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Old 27th Jul 2007, 18:16
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Even the 9th edition that was published in 2005? Surely that can't be out of date?
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