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NATS interview process

Old 18th Dec 2007, 14:05
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Don't worry too much about the wait. It took the full 15 working days before they told me I'd got through Stage 1 and I'm now starting at the college in Jan.
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Old 18th Dec 2007, 14:09
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Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it!

Was stage 2, oh and 3 as nerve wracking as I expect them to be?!
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Stage 3.......depends who interviews you!!!
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Stage 3.......depends who interviews you!!!
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Yes. Quite.
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Gonzo, didn't you say earlier that you are an interviewer??!! Lol! I'll be on my best behaviour I promise!
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Chocolate biscuits make me a much more amenable interviewer, don't worry!

Provided by the hotel, of course..........
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I'll bring along a packet of chocolate digestives then...at least I can console myself if I don't get through!!

Oh, and I'm not going to tell you the date of my 2nd stage in case you are actually there!!!
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ATCOs aren't involved in stage 2, so you're quite safe!
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Chocolate biscuits make me a much more amenable interviewer, don't worry! ATCOs aren't involved in stage 2, so you're quite safe!
Professional as ever
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Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it!

Was stage 2, oh and 3 as nerve wracking as I expect them to be?!
They can be, just make sure that you are well prepared with the reading they give you. Also if you have the opportunity and you haven't already see if you can arrange a visit to a tower or area control centre.

Personally the worst part of stage two was the computer tests. I thought I had seriously messed them up. So don't worry too much if you feel the same way.

And one last thing, I personally found the second Stage the hardest out of the three stages. I was alot more positive coming out of Stage 3 than stage 2. So anyway good luck and hope you get through.
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Manchester 14th Dec

Hello all, was anyone at Manchester for stage 1 on friday 14th Dec? Just wondering has anyone heard back yet?
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 17:53
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Thanks for the good luck wishes!

I am fully intending on revising like mad for the second stage although I have realised that I learned a lot of the information from the 1st stage info pack. However, I'm going to learn as much as I can about ATC because I will definately be prepared then...plus if I do get the job, my hard work won't be wasted! If I don't, well, I can't say I didn't try.

I'm assuming I need to contact Swannick for a visit?? Or NATS maybe??
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 19:29
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Hi

I went all the way through the interview process for NATS and fell at the final hurdle back in the summer, during the group assessment and interview in Glasgow.

I'm 28 and in all honesty this was the first job I have wanted to do with all my heart, so obviously I was devastated at being knocked back.

I'm working in a general admin job for now and will apply again in June 2008. I was very impressed with the feedback I received. I was on the phone for half an hour and got detailed points on good/bad elements as well as being told how to succeed next time.

I was told many people re-apply and pass second time. Has anyone here done this? Did anyone else fall at the final hurdle?
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 21:17
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Second attempt for me. Starting in April. I originally failed at stage 1 though.
 
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Jay79,

I did exactly what you did and passed second time.
PM me if you have any questions
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 22:31
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Jay79, stick at it and apply again. I originally applied in 1992 and didn't get through and was told I was to old to try again. The rules were changed and I applied again in 1998 and this time got in.

Wouldn't swap it for anything.
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Old 22nd Dec 2007, 18:43
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Thanks for the support.

I'll be confident when I reapply in the summer
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Jay79, how long was it before you received your feedback? I recently fell at the final hurdle too - it's been over a month and still no word.
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Help for 3rd Stage

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post so take it easy!!!

I've just spent around 2 hours reading through your comments and I can relate to most of them. At the moment I am at the final interview stage, which I am booked in for in February. I'm just really looking for some hints and tips on the best way to approach the interview. I am by no means clued up on the aviation industry, and, if I'm being honest, am a little fearful because of this.

I have been reading a lot of Gonzo's replies and there seems to be a lot of emphasis on preparation. i was wondering what Gonzo done in preparation for his final interview?

I was also wondering if anyone could help me in getting into Glasgow tower or Prestwick control centre for the day?

Thanks
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