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NATS interview process

Old 11th Aug 2009, 23:25
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I too am interested in this. Do you just ring up and ask or what?
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 04:39
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Some units are reluctant to arrange visits unless you are through stage 2 as they are quite busy and get a lot of requests. Either getting in touch with the unit directly if you can find their contact details (the UK AIP may help) or asking HR for some contact details is the best way to start.
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 09:42
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Does anyone have an alternative number for HR?

trying to check some info after passing stage 3, but they constantly go to answerphone (and have been for 5 working days).

Can anyone PM an alternate? best not to post on here- they might not be too impressed!
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 10:04
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When arranging my visits I sent a message through the message centre asking who to contact for Swanwick and Bristol visits. For Swanwick you will be given the email address [email protected] and for Bristol I was given the name and number of who to contact.

Don't be afraid to ask for help from NATS when arranging it, they were absolutely fantastic with mine.
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 11:12
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pugwash i am having the same problem! its frustrating to say the least.
can you let me know if you manage to speak to them?
Thanks
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 11:25
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Pugwash and HP20

I had the same problems as you guys are having a few weeks ago, just leave a message on the answerphone they get back to you the same day(generally)!
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 13:55
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Hey,
I had my S1 yesterday, fingers crossed i passed!

I must say the NATS offices are the most impressive i have ever seen, defiantly makes you want to work there!

Paul
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 14:13
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Hi,
Had my s1 last Friday- cubes were not only bad but catastrophic. only answered about 18 questions. Horrendous. Definitely not going to have passed it, figuring I'll think of it as a practice for next year. In the mean time, anyone know anything you can get hold of to get more of these cubes to practice?? I did loads of practices but everything only had a couple of cube questions in it and I think i need a bit more help than that... Other exams went really well, no worries there. VERY unlikely to be enough to make it up though.

Any suggestions gratefully received!
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 14:25
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Online Test

Heya everyone,

I've got my stage 1 test day booked for the 25th August and I'm pretty excited (and nervous!) about it. Like Tehvon posted yesterday (and I couldn't see a reply to) I was wondering about the online test that I have to take before I go to stage one. I've looked up a few examples, but a lot of it I wasn't sure if it was talking about stage one or the online test. Are they similar things with the checking, spatial reasoning and diagramming? And is it timed?

On the NATS website it says "This will involve checking information, and completing a personal questionnaire", but from what people have said here a personality test takes place if you get through stage one. I been looking through this thread, but most of the things I've read haven't mentioned this first online test, they just go straight to stage one. And in the e-mail I got it linked me to a few practise questions, but the ones which people have said they've done at stage one, so are they the same things? I want to make sure I'm prepared before I start doing the online test!

Right, now back to making notes on the guideline document for the motivation test whilst I wait for an answer ...

xx
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 14:55
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believe the online test is just to give you a mild indication of what to expect in the stage 1 tests...

and for a tower/unit visit, i'd say dress respectably, even if we at the unit dont
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 15:03
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Thanks AJ7. I thought they were similar, it's just nice to have someone else say it and know that I'm not getting completely the wrong end of the stick! Which would be a terrible way to start.
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 15:31
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Hey, no I had my Stage 2 on 3rd Aug, just trying to arrange my tower visit now for Stage 3.
Good luck though for stage 2, I heard really quick on the wed after, so you should hear pretty soon xxx
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 15:39
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Hey,

Here is a list of Acronyms found in the S1 test booklet, i found it helped me revise, so maybe it can help you to! Just copy it into text editing software and print!

Hope it helps,

Paul

NATS Acronyms
-TATC Trainee Air Traffic Controller
-CATC College of Air Traffic Control
-ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
-Eurocontrol European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
-FIRS Flight Information Regions
-UIR Upper Flight Information Regions
-LACC London Area Control Centre
-SCATCC Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre
-NOTA - Northern Oceanic Transition Area
-IAA Irish Aviation Authority
-IFR Instrument Flight Rules
-VFR Visual Flight Rules
-TRA Temporary Reserved Areas
-FL Flight Level
-CA4114 Safety Observation Report
-RVSM Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
-NERC New En-Route Centre
-IFACTS Interim Future Air Control Tools Support
-EFPS Electronic Flight Progress Strips
-TDB Track Data Blocks
-ATCO Air Traffic Controller
-R/T Radio Telephone
-VOR VHF Omni-Directional Range
-ROGBI
-DME Distance Measuring Equipment
-NDB Non-Directional Beacon
-LIC Lichfield
-WCO Westcott
-OACC
-BAA British Airports Authority
-ILS Instrument Landing System
-GMP Ground Movement Planner
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 17:45
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Nats S1

Hi
was just wondering with the online tests if we dont do very well on one part but fine on the other will that majorily effect if we get thru s1 also if we dnt do brilliant on one but fantastic on the others at the s1 interview will it be a definate no to gettign thru to s2?
thanks
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 18:27
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Katie 53a, There are examples of spatial awareness exercises on page 131 of this thread. You can actually teach yourself how to do the aptitude tests. On the link to psychometric-success.com site you learn different strategies to improve on the cubes test. I think one of them involves the process of elimination. Hope this helps & best of luck with the results at stage 1.
You can also find a list of recommended books on psychometric tests on the SHL website.

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Old 12th Aug 2009, 19:16
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Stage 3 interview

Hi

I too have my stage 3 on 21st August.
Travelling from Newcastle the day before 6 hr drive.........
Found this site really useful with plenty of good advice

Are you travelling in the morning or are you staying over?

Nick
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 20:22
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Myers

I'm driving up in the morning for my S3, driven it for the first 2 stages and for my Swanwick visit and it takes 2.30-3 hours to get up so I figure it's better to just get an early night and get up for it than to mess around the night before with getting to wherever I'd be staying etc.

See you on the 21st!
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 21:35
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Smile S3 Result

Holy mother of all things holy. Found out I have passed S3!

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

It's crazy! I am in shock! Seriously can't believe it!

Wooooooo!!!!

Ahem, sorry, I'm a little excited
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 21:38
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Well done! I had my S1 yesterday. When you had your S1 how long did it take for a reply, and how long ago was it u did your S1. just so i can get an idea of how long the whole process takes.

How did you think you did on the cubes on the day of S1?

Seb
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Old 12th Aug 2009, 23:10
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congrats jochi85
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