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NATS interview process

Old 3rd Oct 2012, 11:11
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Easy for me to say, as I didn't wait very long, but I would think that contacting them before the 15 day period is over just likely to irritate them... they are getting through them...

Good luck to all waiting to hear
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 11:51
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fish well... :)

I see what you mean Sarah... I kind of agree.
I also like to think that they would contact anyone should a problem/information request arise during the process.
But I sure wish what the hold up is... - in part because I am located in Portugal, so, if getting through, would appreciate some days to prepare my trip for stage 2.

Well, here is to hoping and that they get back to us all still waiting fairly quickly with good news .
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 13:19
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Stage 2??

I kind of agree with Sarah as it clearly states 15 working days wherever you look. However we were specifically told on 26th we'd find out within 'a couple of days'. This is what's leading to the frustration about not knowing. Especially as lots of people who have sat stage 1 since then already have a reply.

Gonzo..any thoughts?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:12
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Test 4th Oct 9am

Anyone the same date , Im staying at hotel Ibis across the road if anyone's the same.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:27
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What shall I wear to my Stage One? It mentions Smart/Casual, but was just wondering what everybody else wore? I'm thinking trousers, shirt, and blazer? with no tie?

Thanks
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 15:32
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Stage 1

Had my stage 1 today!

I have absolutely no idea how I did, is this a normal feeling?

Really enjoyed the morning, just hoping for a positive outcome! I don't want to tempt fate but I would like to start preparing for stage 2, any tips would be gratefully received
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:35
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when we will arrive to the novotel we have to answer at the receptionist about the test? or there are the table of nats?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:53
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NATS table on your left as you go in, they'll check your ID and ask you to take a seat in the hotel reception
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 16:57
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I wore a shirt and tie with black pants. Some people did the same, some people had suits, some people wore jeans and a smart shirt..it's really your call!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 17:03
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Oct 4th 2pm

Stage 1 tomorrow.. I'm getting really nervous. Worrying about the planes and the data they gave, I know its been asked already but I'm not sure if anyone has answered.. are there many questions in the tests that require lots of knowledge about them all, or is it pretty basic? Thanks. Good luck to all the others going tomorrow!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 17:27
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You are not formally interviewed until stage 3 - suits not required till then!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 17:56
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Tim, I'm sorry to be negative but perhaps you didn't pass the paper-sift/application form stage? That is a very long time! Have you emailed recruitment to ask for an update?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 19:12
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Unhappy got feeback, i'm out

so... I was one holding out from the 26th, got my feedback, it's negative.
No nats for me then.

All the best luck to those still in with a chance.
Anyhow, will never look upon planes and plane travel the same anyway.

just regret the money I spent for this afair, nothin else
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:04
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I'm out too!

I know it was the cubes that did for me and the 2nd and 3rd cube formations at that. I'll try again next year.

The best of luck to everyone still in. I was disappointed going out at stage 1 so I imagine going out at Stage 3 can be heartbreaking so make sure you prepare as well as you possibly can, don't come out thinking you could have done just one thing more to prepare.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:11
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mountain how many diags and cubes did u manage to do?
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 21:56
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Wink cubes and diags

well...

as i recall arround 35 diagrams (am sure 90%+ correct, probably 95%+).

Cubes I did all 40 of them, but i'd say about 40% correct.

I have no idea if they want precision, speed or a combination. I would guess on combination of both... I surelly would like to know the trade-off since its not inexpensive to go there for the testing and, except if you are very at easy with it (meaning, doing it all easy and on time), than it would be good that you can choose if you go for speed or precision without that being a guess...

Oh well, such is life and things...

Good luck!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 22:02
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If you can pass over this unfortunate event , practice more and come back next year you have my TOTAL respect . Sorry for you misfortune !
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 23:12
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Sorry to hear 2 slips and Mountain.
I'm still waiting to hear from the 26th also.
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 09:09
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guys can someone answer please..

is it normal to receive and email 2 weeks after sitting stage one to say you was unsucesful even if you was told you had not passed after taking the FIRST atc test paper?

Regards
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 09:48
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Anyone now at the Novotel?
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