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Old 14th Jan 2011, 15:24
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There are cubes at stage 2
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Old 14th Jan 2011, 19:45
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Indeed, 3 weeks to go now. Anyone else than me and sambatc going down for stage 2 on the 26th?
I'll be there Had a few weeks off the forum courtesy of a multitude of uni work. Looking forward to the stage though! I've found some great games that really stretch the multi-tasking ability!
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Old 14th Jan 2011, 19:55
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Hi guys,

Applied yesterday and got word back todaythat i was successful.

I done the online test today withe numbers and letters, whats the next stage after that??

cheers
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Old 14th Jan 2011, 20:05
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Have any games to share unrealdream? Will you be coming down the day before or on the same morning? I'm staying in the premier inn again myself.

I'm using www.lumosity.com , some really nice games there and if they won't help me in stage 2 I'll at least had some fun with them

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You'll get to book stage 1 via mail, you'll recive more instructions after that but study the motivational paper and get a good nights sleep and you'll be fine.
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Old 14th Jan 2011, 20:16
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Air Traffic Control Game - Airport Madness 2
Airport Madness 3
Play Radar Air Traffic Controller, a free online game on Kongregate

All designed by bigfatsimulations (who used to be an air traffic controller himself) and they are pretty intense. I have the full versions which you can buy via the first link, but two free 'samples' are below that. The first link is the most realistic and takes some time to get used to.

I'm planning to stay somewhere nearby again, but not sure where, left it a bit late thanks to being busy and the premier inn is now booked up! Going to have a phone around tomorrow.
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Ah those games, I've tried them out but maybe I should by the full versions...

Well I'll be at the Premier Inn so feel free to send me a PM if you want and perhaps we can meet up for dinner the night before or arrange to go there together in the morning (somehow a bit of company always seem to help calm the nerves ).
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 08:55
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sambatc / hatemyjob

Actually... I think there might have been cubes at Stage 2...

In fact, now you mention it, I'm 99% sure there were.

Sorry to have got your hopes up! Haha!
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 10:13
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cheers crazy,

where can i find the motivational paper? or im i best just waiting till they email me.
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 11:45
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It will be mailed to you, it might be online somewhere but I don't know where so it's a lot easier to just wait for the mail
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 14:25
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Found a place to stay Couple of miles down the road, but still in Fareham. Will drop you a pm at some point this week!
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 14:31
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Sounds good, you know where to find me
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 14:37
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balls!
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 15:17
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Cubes aren't great, but we passed them the first time, so how much worse can they be? :S

They'll also be a nice warm up to the computer tests
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Don't speak to soon unrealdream! Certainly as far as I remember, the cubes got much harder at the end of the test, for 2 reasons.

1. It's a long a mentally tiring test.
2. the cube nets became less "usual" in their layout, and sides became more and more similar.

I presume that this Stage 2 Cubes test, will be harder through a mixture of both of these factors working against us! - Lets hope we all beast it, and can feel confident and comfortable in ourselves as we go onto the computer tests! I get the feeling feeling confident is going to be a real must for myself in these tests, as many people before seem to believe they have done badly and then passed. Maybe it's not so bad if we just relax and do our best?

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Old 15th Jan 2011, 18:36
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what type of tests does stage 1 constist of?

whats it like?
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Old 15th Jan 2011, 21:14
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My post was typed with a little bit of underlying dread!

Ah well, there is nothing we can do other than practise For one I wasn't expecting cubes to come up again, so I'm quite glad for the heads up!
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Quick question. If you failed at any stage, do you need to wait a year from when you fail that stage, or is it a year from when you had your initial application accepted?

For example, you have your stage 1 tests 8 months after applying. If you failed, would you then need to wait another full year from that point, or only another 4 months before sitting it again?

Thanks
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Old 16th Jan 2011, 23:30
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My understanding is that you have to reply a year after your Stage 1 day? - Any clarification from someone "in the know" ?

Phil
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I asked this question when I completed my Stage 2 (I obviously wasn't confident! Ha)

If you fail at any point BEFORE Stage 3, you have to wait one year from the date of your Stage 1 tests.

If you fail at Stage 3, you have to wait one year from the date of your Stage 3 tests before you can start at the beginning again.

Basically, the point is, if you fail Stage 3 it's because they didn't like your team work skills or they didn't like you in the individual interview, which isn't going to change if you wait a few weeks... lol
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Old 17th Jan 2011, 13:07
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