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NATS interview process

Old 9th Oct 2012, 19:56
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I get where your coming from, but hopefully they're doing it in a random order. This waiting business is killing me lol
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 20:15
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Can anyone that went through stage 2 tell us which tests you guys took? Or is this information confidential?
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 21:10
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@dc747

Not heard - sent an email yesterday morning but I got a response saying they'll reply in 10 working days, and my stage 3 is this friday, so I'm not too hopeful of getting the personality test login stuff.
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 21:40
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@Highmore

Am hoping it isn't critical to taking stage 3, would hate to have prepared only to be told the date had to be put back because of it or something similar, but by the fact I haven't got a login yet I assume not, though will be emailing to ask. Glad it isn't just me! Good luck on Friday.
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 09:52
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Anyone in for stage 2 on wednesday? the time seems to have changed from 9-5 to 10-4 now after I had to change a date.

@rr9 im staying at the same hotel but next week. Good luck for your stage 2 and let me know how you get on travelling back and forth
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 10:16
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Any re applicants still not heard anything back from their original application from july/august? I have emailed nats as they said i would "receive information on my application in 2 weeks" and that was 6-8 weeks ago! I had a confirmation of my email and a day or two later a reply saying they'll ask recruitment what's happened/happening to my application.
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 11:34
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Does anyone know the actual start/end times for stage 2?

My confirmation email says start 10:00, end 15:30. But then later in the email it says the event runs from 8:30 to 16:30.

What time do I need to be there?

Emailed them but got an autoreply saying they would endeavor to reply within 10 days but my stage 2 is tomorrow!
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 11:35
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Had you just reapplied, or been involved in one of the assessments ? Still no word back for me from stage 1 on the 4th. Given other people have heard, pretty sure I fudged it.
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 17:20
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dc747
I've been invited to take stage 3, but the dates are such short notice that I'm not hopeful of being able to visit a unit beforehand, although I visited Swanwick when I got to this stage a few years ago. Anyone think not having been to an ATC unit recently will significantly hamper me in the interview?

@hHighmore, I was at the same stage 2 as you, and haven't been sent the personality test yet either, have you heard back from them?
I'm in the same boat as you dc747. I'm there Monday the 15th but because of the short notice I won't get chance to visit a unit, although I did 18 months ago for my first application.
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 17:38
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Does anyone know if Strip Display Managment test is a part of the stage 2 computer tests?
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 18:58
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Still waiting for stage 1 outcome

Hello everybody, I just found this forum.

I came from Buenos Aires, Argentina all the way to the UK, and will be staying here until November.
I sat for stage 1 assessment on Monday Oct 1st and haven't heard from Nats yet.
I think I didn't pass and I'm quite sad about it because I'm not sure I will be able to come back next year (money issues), but it would be great to get an e.mail from them so as to be sure.
I came to the UK to try my luck tbh. I like this country, I like it's culture, and I think it's one of the best places to study ATC in the whole world.
I have studied ATC in Buenos Aires, but a couple of months before I finished my training, the Air Force became in charge of providing ATC service by a presidential order. We were not likely to get a job as civilian ATC, and just after that I heard about this opportunity.
The day of the exam I was so anxious and nervous at the same time... anyways... will try to enjoy the rest of my days here!

Wish you all the best of luck!! As for me, I leave it in God's hands, and will try to see how I can get the money to come back next year!
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 19:11
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ManiaMuse: that's rubbish, course you can prepare. Personal habilities and skills are usually susceptible of improvement.

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Old 10th Oct 2012, 19:17
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I'm one of those who applied in July and has yet not got a response. Re-applicant of course..
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 19:50
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waiting wishing

getting the impression that no news is infact bad news...had my stage 1 on the 4th and not had an email where as others have. so frustrating waiting around...get nervous everytime i receive an email... C'MONNNNNNNNN!!! just give me a crack at stage 2!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 01:16
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@the_don : lol thats exactly how I feel - I'm in the same boat as you and it's horrible!!
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Is there anyone who sat the exam on the 1st 3rd or 4th who got an invitation or rejection e mail today?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 08:29
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Hi,
I sat selection on 4 October and still nothing.

@malakajin:You probably right with your assumption. No answer within 2-3 working days = OUT.

@Rae_M and the_don: This is exactly how I fell too...

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 09:16
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I attended on the first but haven't heard anything yet. I'm sure to NATS the way they respond is perfectly logical but for us waiting it seems so random
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 14:25
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Patience is a virtue . Maybe this is the ultimate test . They know 85%+ read this forums . Maybe they want to play with ones mind . Maybe they want to see who calls to disturb them while they sort 7k+ applications .Maybe if you dont get an e-mail in less than 48 hours you failed . Maybe there are different people who review the tests ; some faster some slower . Maybe they wanna hold some applicants for the february course ; maybe they are still considering borderline fail applicants . Maybe the e-mail sender soft is totally random . maybe maybe maybe .... there are a lot of theories . Trust me theorycrafting leads nowhere ... All we can do is wait .

Worrying is good at nothing ( except if you like a constant butterfly thingie in your stomach ) ..
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 14:47
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I agree with you, patience is a virtue. But I don't have this one. So I hope you're wrong since I craked yesterday and sent an email to NATS.
This morning I heard one of my favorite song on the radio on my way to work. The kind of song that make you feel good. Usually when I heard this song the day is good, so I expected to receive a good news from NATS today. But nothing from them.

But 1 hour ago I found an Iphone in the stairs !!!! I'm a good person so I tried to find out whose is this phone and brought it back to his wife.

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