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NATS interview process

Old 18th May 2011, 12:43
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Good luck from your results

so how does this work then?
At 24 mph, how long does it take to travel 18 miles?

60 obviously doesn't go into 24, but 6 does..
24/6 = 4 miles per 10 minutes, is that right?
but then where do I go from there?
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Old 18th May 2011, 12:53
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18miles is 3/4 of 24miles (the distance travelled in one hour), therefore it would take you 3/4 of an hour to travel 18 miles, i.e 45 minutes.
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Old 18th May 2011, 20:44
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hey guys/gals,

First stage assessment on Friday for me, just wondered on dress code...smart casual means so much in so many different places. What did you wear and what were others wearing. Would smart jeans and smart jumper be sufficient?
Many thanks
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Old 19th May 2011, 09:29
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Another bit of advice for the stage ones is to really work as quick as possible with cubes and diagramming. Of course, be accurate....but there isn't enough time to check and double check your answers...and time disappears...so go quickly, especially with the first 10 or so when they are simple.
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Old 19th May 2011, 09:36
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I had time to check my answers... But maybe I'm weird
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Old 19th May 2011, 11:08
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How do you work out the fuel bit? that's the next thing i'm on to, as you can tell maths isn't my strongest point :P
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Old 19th May 2011, 11:41
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MrBlue, from what I recall the fuel questions were a minor, extra layer on top of the S/D/T questions.
They will tell you how much fuel you have (50 gallons) and how fast you burn through it (25 gallons per hour) then your speed (300 mph) and ask which of the multiple choice distance answers is the furthest you can reach (a. 400 miles, b. 580 miles, c. 720 miles, etc).
All you have to do is first calculate the fuel (50 gallons at 25 gallons per hour is 2 hours), then it's the same old S/D/T questions as before (300 mph for 2 hrs means max distance of 600 miles so answer B).
My example was easy but the questions aren't too hard. They just want to see if you'll trip up with extra layers to work through.

edit: ... or they'll do it the opposite way around and give you the distance and speed then the rate of fuel consumption and ask how much fuel is needed to fly this distance.
This is just the distance divided by speed to find the time needed and then multiply the fuel consumption by the time to see how much fuel you need.


Stay chilled and good luck.

@ Crazy Voyager
I had about 5 minutes spare at the end of the cube test but I didn't need to check any of my answers

edit: "Pro" tip for the cube test. If you're sure the right answer is the first cube you look at don't waste time ruling out the others. It always seems to take me longer to work through a wrong cube and since there are 3 or 4 wrong cubes for every question then it's best to move on straight away when you find the right one.

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Old 19th May 2011, 12:15
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Cheers MrFrost, I understand it a bit better now, I can only do my best I suppose, just another quick question, I have heard somewhere that the s/d/t is multiple choice, I highly doubt that's true but maybe you can confirm it
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Old 19th May 2011, 13:12
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Stage 1 is multiple choice
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Old 19th May 2011, 13:39
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Ahhhhh Stage 1 tomorrow!! Nervous!
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Old 19th May 2011, 19:58
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Hi, New to this forum. Ive got stage 3 interview & group exercise next thursday at bournemouth airport, really nervous about interview, can anyone whos had the interview post what questions they got? Is that allowed? James
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Old 19th May 2011, 22:32
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Old 20th May 2011, 11:38
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Well failed stage 1! Well done to all that got through!
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Old 20th May 2011, 12:11
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esudfu, is that at CTC? Because I will have my stage 3 on the 31st aswell but that is at the Swanwick center.

jstanley, the best of luck to you
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Old 20th May 2011, 15:01
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First, this thread was useful in giving me an idea of what to expect at stage 1, so thanks!

Had my stage 1 at the corporate center (Whitely/Fareham, you know the one) this morning this morning, made it through to the 2nd half. Motivation, numerical, and diagramming all OK, though I'm going to be having nightmares about cubes! Told we'd hear back by Wednesday, so good luck to others waiting
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Old 20th May 2011, 15:52
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Just got the good news after stage 2; an invite to do the occupational personality questionnaire. congrats and commiserations to all the other recent stage 2 guys.
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Old 20th May 2011, 16:59
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^^^ Same here. Don't know why it took so long for it to come through compared to everyone else but I don't care, I'm just happy I made it through. I felt sure I'd failed.
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Old 21st May 2011, 22:50
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Congratulations to those who make it. Good job
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Old 22nd May 2011, 11:02
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Good luck to all who have future tests, interviews etc & well done to all who passed their tests.
Counting down the days to my interview on thursday & getting increasingly nervous, lol, can anyone whos had stage 3 give me some tips/pointers.
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Old 22nd May 2011, 15:32
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Hi to everyone!

Any recommendation about accomendation in Fareham??

I have my stage 2 the 2nd of june so I will spend the night before there.

Hope to meet someone there and good luck to everyone!!
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