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Old 20th Aug 2009, 20:00
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adam when did you take S1 and when did u get the results?

congrats by the way
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 20:42
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lol I will SebbyK, you'll probably hear at the same time as me anyway!
It would be nice to hear when Adam took his S1.
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Bad Timing

Hi guys

I sat stage 1 on 24 July, but before you start panicking about the fact it is now more than 15 working days since then, let me explain. So here we go...
I first heard from HR 10 days after sitting stage 1, this invited me to do the OPQ, which I think i did the next day. However this was about a week before NATS moved to it's new candidate system so instead of getting an email simply saying i was through, i got one saying i now had to re-apply through the new system, then phone them and have my application moved to the correct stage. So rather than get my hopes up with all the confusion and uncertainty that followed(no way am i explaining all that) I waited until I knew for definite, which was Monday.

However, for both of you I'm sure it will be so much simpler, so I'd give it about 10 days. Good luck!
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 21:47
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Tomorrow will have been 8 working days! Thats way too long, esp as it looks like they get marked by computer. they should know immediately.
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 21:58
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If you think waiting for S1 is long, try the S3 result, or your corse start date, or contracts.

Its a long process, sometimes slow and often frustrating but HR really work hard, especially the TATC Recruitment team. They have many 1000s of applicants at Stage 1, and they do give you fair warning that you may have to wait three weeks (15 working days). Sure they are marked by computer, but dont forget that scores are not the be all and end all. dont know what else they may have to do, but do YOU really want to start with an organisation by bleating that the first department you meet 'could do better'?

Sit on your hands, try to find something ese to do becasue your result will come, and I ope its the right ne for you.
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Old 20th Aug 2009, 22:40
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stage one

got my stage one tomorrow afternoon at heathrow house and I'm bricking it! Is anyone else there tomorrow?

This thread has been very helpful in the previous weeks so thanks to everyone whos contributed!

What sort of questions do they ask from the test material doc? Is there any specific areas I should brush up on in the morning before I go in?

Thanks!
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 00:10
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Lucky getting heathrow!!! I suggest revising distances between london and main european airports. What routes you would expect an aircraft to do, e.g. 777

How many stacks does heathrow have?
Distance planes fly apart
Wind condition plane prefers to land in
Communication methods

Thats all i can remember really, they threw in a lot of mathematical questions in there aswell

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Old 21st Aug 2009, 08:47
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stage one

Is it true that no calculators are allowed in stage one?
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 08:51
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Correct.

This might help to start training your brain! Speed Distance Time | OASC: RAF Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 10:26
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If I remember correctly, the lady who took my S1 said that they weren't marked by a computer, hence why we didn't have to fill in the dots for our name.

If they do use something like a crib sheet or hand mark them, it must be a horrid job and I completely understand why it takes so long, lol!

Although I am not complaining about how long it takes, I imagine even if it was only an hour - that hour would be so tense.

I look forward to getting my results and am well prepared to wait another week!

S=D/T calculations are the key of a lot of the questions so do em!
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 12:34
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what are most people averaging on these tests? Speed Distance Time | OASC: RAF Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre
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I've been getting 10/10 in about 3-4 minutes on those questions, but it depends on which questions pop up and whether my brain goes into a panic!

I don't know if anyone else has been having trouble accessing the online tests which should be done before stage one? I have been for the past few days and I finally got through to both shlgroup and NATS today and they said that if you have been having trouble then tell the assessor on your test day and it would be alright to take the online tests after stage one if you let them know. She said lots of people have been calling in about it. Hopefully it will get fixed soon, but I've been panicking about it and now I'm glad to know I shouldn't be penalized because of it.
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 14:08
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are you talking about the practice tests at http://www.shlgroup.com/ and http://natscareers.co.uk/docs/NATS_P...e_Leaflet2.pdf they sent us in the email along with the date and time of our S1?
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Travelling Expenses

Hi,

I have sumitted a claim for my travelling expenses for S3 but does anyone know if NATS also pay travelling expenses for their medical, and also the CAA one?
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 15:56
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Stage one

Stage one complete now... just gotta wait for those results!

I think I spent too much time revising the test material doc, and not enough time practising the spatial awareness. The first test is easy if you've read the book enough times. Only 20 or so questions.

The spatial awareness is about 40 questions and I only just got past the half way mark! my advice to anyone going for stge one... practice those cubes a lot!

Fingers crossed I've done enough, have to wait and see....
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 16:47
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Daley,

As far as I know, travelling expenses are covered for both. Certainly the CAA one as that's a requirement for you to get a license.
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 19:01
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yer i aced the first 3 tests and struggled on cubes, got about 3/4 of the way and am not asa confident with the answers as the other ones. so if i fail i know why!
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 19:45
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grum123, if you were talking to me then no, that wasn't what I was talking about. Those worked fine. It's the actual online test we have to do before going to stage one that wasn't working for me. But that was linked to in the e-mail they sent us.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 20:39
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Well done Adam all the very best of luck for the next 2 stages, hopefully without having the same confusion.. fingers crossed
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 22:26
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yeah, sorry lemmingsjump was talking to you, i've got S1 on tues and i didnt get a link for a test but i think i did one before getting the email saying i can book my S1
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