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NATS interview process

Old 9th Aug 2009, 19:01
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What Stage have you got to? If they're asking you for confirmation of results I'm guessing stage 3 (or through?). If I were you I'd call HR and tell them what your result for English Language was...they will find out anyway annnnnnnnd the thing you have got going for you is that it doesn't specify whether English Language or English Lit is needed, so hopefully it won't cause you any problems.
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Old 9th Aug 2009, 19:49
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Yeah, I passed the medical on Friday then found out on Saturday that I only had a 'd' in English Language - talk about conflicting emotions! I genuinely thought I had a straight 'c' grade and didn't even realise there were 2 seperate grades - I've applied for several jobs over the years and this is the 1st time I've ever had to produce proof of them.

I'm gonna ring HR in the morning and see what they say - fingers crossed they won't kick me out at this stage!
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Stage one tests

Hi was just wondering, has anyone thats done the stage one tests before been able to complete the amount of questions within the time given or is there not enough time complete them all. Also if theres no time left is it recommended to take a guess for the questions that are left.

Any advice welcome for stage one tests , Please pm me
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 08:44
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Hey,

I have my S1 test day tomorrow, i have read a lot of this thread and have a relatively good idea on what to expect.

I do have a few Q's,
-Do you need a calculator?
-Do people dress formally, full suit etc?

Also in my research i have been doing i see that you don't actually need a degree to get on to the course, but I have just completed a BSc & MSc in Communications and Computer Systems, will this put me in a better place than the people just coming straight from their a-levels?

Cheers,

Paul
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 08:52
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Paul I doubt it because I just got on the course and I haven't even got full a-levels.
You aren't allowed a calculator.
You can wear a suit but there's not much point because you don't speak to anyone so you have no chance to make a good impressions. Obviously don't turn up looking really shabby though.

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I remember having it (record of achievement) as I used it as a mouse matt for many years but I have little to no chance of finding it now (4 moves later). I have contacted HR and the lady said a covering letter from my school stating when and what grades I achieved will be sufficient. I e-mailed my school and they will be sending this letter tomorrow so I will let all know if this letter is indeed good enough for NATS.
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 11:49
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Hope all goes well whoever was doing testing today. Saw everyone downstairs completing various questionning sheets.
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 12:26
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Stage 1 Interview Prestwick

I have my S1 tests on 19th August at Prestwick.

I am glad I have found this forum as there are lots of good tips!

Good Luck every 1!

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Interview Stage 1

Hello all,

Can somebody help me please.

Ive been given a few different days for stage 1 interviews but I can not make any of them. What will happen if I decline?

Can I simply apply again? If so how soon?

How often are these interviews given out?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 15:30
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you can only apply once every 12 months! So if you cannot make it i believe that you will not be allowed to reapply again until next year!

Hth

Darren
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calculators are not allowed and although you dont have to wear a suit and you dont really sit down on a one to one basis, i always believe that first impressions make all the difference! So my input of advice would be to wear a suit and be on the safe side! Its always best to go over prepared rather than under prepared!

Darren
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 16:20
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byrnemartin81, if you can't make any of the days given, it's best to contact HR directly (contact details should be on the application site). They can usually make sure your application is put "on-hold" until there are some more dates.
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 18:53
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Stage 1 tests

Hi, Just read through the forum been a great help... Just wondering does anybody know were to get examples of the cubes that are in the tests nats give you at stage one... Also for anyone thats had to travel from southampton airport to the coperate technical centre.. whats the cheapest way to get there?

Thanks for your help
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Just a question for someone who's been through NATS selection and come out successful on the other side. I imagine that as all the training is paid for, there's some sort of bonding arrangement whereby you must committ to working for NATS for a minimum period. Anyone know how long for?
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The Mixmaster,
I wouldn't have thought that a past winner of 'The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For' would need any form of "bonding arrangement".
After all. why would anyone want to leave?
P.S. By the use of the term 'mixmaster' are you someone who reduces music to its lowest common denominator? ....Thump-clap, thump-clap, thump-clap, etc.

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Zooker - It's telling that they're PAST winners. When did they feature....1946? Sorry for the facetiousness...can't help it on the pprune.

I take it from your friendly and responsive post thats a NO then mate?

PS. Thump...clap? I can assure you i'm no one man band...in fact that sounds like a rough saturday night out in Plymouth!!
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Ahh, Saturday evenings in Plymouth, (EGHD).
HO! HO! HO!
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Will do. Cheers for that man.
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 22:22
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Sat stage 2 recently.

What a terrible, stressful day! As soon as your sat down, your working, and working and working. Test after test. As the day progresses you slowly become less alert, and by the time the final test comes, your already tired! I assume the last test is the most important though!

Anyway, if I have passed I am going to admit there is a God.
Ill keep y'all posted.
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Hey guys, has anyone done their S1 and think that Brain Training on the DS would help for the mental arithmetic at all?
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