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NATS interview process

Old 29th Sep 2009, 23:32
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leanne1987

Hi,

How long did you have to wait for s1 and s2 and where did you take them?

Why do you say s3 did not go well for you?
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 09:06
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I heard within a day or two for both s1 and s2. I had my S1 in Manchester and S2 at the CTC. S3 was just a mess for me, it could have gone so much better, I was just so nervous and all my words were getting mixed up. I was stuttering and everything! lol
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 13:13
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Has anyone who did S2 at Swanick on September 11th heard back yet?
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 13:48
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Hey Wild78, I done it at CTC if thats what you mean. I heard on friday that I passed I was the chap with the dodgy chair LOL

Good Luck
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 16:59
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S2 30th Sep

Was cool meeting all the guys today at CTC for stage 2 tests. Best of luck to you all. Reckon I totally screwed up at least one of the tests so not overly positive about the whole thing. What did everyone think of the flight progress strips test?
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 17:42
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I did S1 at Prestwick on the 11th sept. Just heard today didn't make it through. Maths must of let me down I guess
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 18:01
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Hey Fretwanger, yeah sorry, CTC is what I meant. Congratulations on getting through! All the best for S3. I was sat at the back of the room on the left...I remember the dodgy chair! LOL

Hopefully I should hear soon then.....I don't suppose you got an email asking for you to logon to the SHL site to complete some more assessments did you?
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 19:17
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VFFX

Sorry for that,I also think I didn“t do good mark in maths,could you tell me how many question do you think you responded? and how many do you think you did well?,thanks.
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 19:19
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Hey guys, bit confused, still have heard nothing back from my stage 3 last monday, as previously said, however on checking my email I had an email from nats wanting to verify and gather some more information for my security vetting, 'in order to process my application'What does this mean? Any help would be appreciated! X x
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 19:41
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I guess I just answered over half. They were really tough and the multiple choices (should you have to guess) had two similar answers.

As to how many I got right, who knows....

Going to make damned sure I get some feedback this time, as I towed the line last year and didn't ask HR for any, I need some answers to explain this failure and justify all the revision/time I put in.
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 21:26
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Sat my s1 at Fareham today, personally i think i did ok, but had a bit of a shocker in the maths paper too, answered 15, but probably only 10 of them were accurate!!!!

Today was not my first time either and i have never asked HR on my failings, never knew you could until this forum. This time i will defo be pushing for answers if i get a negative email because i too have worked so hard and due to the location of the stage 1's this year ontop of my hard work its also set me back pushing £300 for 2hrs worth of tests (hotel, travel etc)... i think slight feedback is warranted haha
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 21:49
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Hey all,

I'm back off down to Southampton tomorrow ready for Friday's S2

Anyone else gonna be there on Friday? I know Pat is (unless you have changed days) anyone got any last minute advice?
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 23:58
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Lizplt

Hey,

I agree with you on the flight strips, it wasn't too hard to do what it asked, it was just doing it in the amount of time they gave you that was difficult, while you are constantly receiving new info through your headphones!! I thought this was the most difficult test. Let us know how you get on. Anyone else who sat stage 2 on 30th September should also post their results when they get them. Good luck
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 08:18
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lizplt/adam28

Yeah, i'm not feeling too confident about the whole thing. I didn't really mind the flight strips but i've got a horrible feeling I missed a ton of opposite conflicts

I guess we'll see when the results come through.. I hate the waiting already heh!
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 09:28
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Hey Fumbles,

Yeah I'm doing mine tomorrow, I'll have to try and work out who you are (it was Mark wasn't it?) Anyone else going to be there?
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 10:26
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Anybody else that did Stage 2 yesterday get an email from SHL for NATS requesting you do some more assessments?

Or has anybody else that has done Stage 2 received something like this? I don't remember reading about it during this thread.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 10:32
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don't worry- its a checking thing. They re-test a random sample to see if your results differ.

It does NOT affect the outcome of your stage 2. its purely procedural. one of the guys at my stage 3 had to do it, and we all agreed it was very unfair to pull that on hiim at stage 3- probably why they are now doing it at stage 2!
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 13:02
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VFFX

VFFX,

Sorry to hear about stage1 - from the feedback you gave after your stage1, I felt you would go through. I feel getting detailed feedback from HR is absolutely paramount and would be grateful if you can share with us to ascertain to an extent, the kind of performance required to get past stage1.

One thing you said that I am not quite clear on is, you don't seem to know how many of the 11 maths question you answered was right. I mean with the answers, it is either you know how to work it out and get it right or not. Surely, you must have an idea as to how many of the 11 you got right.
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 13:55
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Leanne1987...



I heard within a day or two for both s1 and s2. I had my S1 in Manchester and S2 at the CTC. S3 was just a mess for me, it could have gone so much better, I was just so nervous and all my words were getting mixed up. I was stuttering and everything! lol
You did your S1 at Manchester? I', from Manchester but thought we can only do them in Prestwick, Fareham or Heathrow? When was it?


Also, regarding the security checks, what sort of stuff are they looking for?

I managed to get a driving ban and a caution when I was young and stupid, coud that be a problem?

Thanks
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Old 1st Oct 2009, 15:09
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Unhappy

Just heard back from my S3 on the 29th, sadly it was a no... I've emailed them back to ask why..
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