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Old 11th Oct 2012, 14:08
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I think breathing down their neck it's the worst thing you can do esecially when those 15 working days aren't over yet . If I as were to choose between e-mailing and giving a call I would have chosen to give a phone call , talk nicely , explaining why I called before the deadline .

To be honest assaulting them with e-mails and phones even if those 15 days are over it's not a smart move either since they are already stressed with not meeting the deadline due to heavy workload ..

Although there is no any other ANSP who has the same standards and policy and everything you ever dreamed of of an employer , and although I love UK and everything about its people and culture , and although I am dying to find out the outcome of my application ... I wouldn't call for anything in this world .
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 15:15
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So i have my stage 2 tomorrow but i don't know when i need to be there for. the email says 10:00 at the top but to arrive at 08:30 further down?

I have emailed them but have had no response so obviously i will just turn up early to be on the safe side, but wouldnt mind the extra hours sleep/rest!?

Anyone got any idea?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 16:41
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you could also look at it another way if like some of us you were told you would receive your result but a certain date but don't then your lack of contact could be seen as a lack of commitment. In NATS own literature they have us learn, it says they have a very open reporting policy, so maybe they would want to know that you would question something that goes against what you have been told?

Honestly i think it wouldn't really matter either way they care about our ability to do the job at the end of the day.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 19:18
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Stage 2 - Those who passed...

Just wondered if it's normal to feel like you COMPLETELY messed it up after coming out of stage 2??

S
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 19:25
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I feel like my brain has melted after stage 2...

Wait and see I guess, although I don't have high hopes.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 19:30
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Completely normal. Everybody on my course thought they had messed up stage 2.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 19:42
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Pes ta re!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 20:20
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Do you guys (and gals) know if the application procedure changes for people that passed FEAST in other country?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 20:26
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Thanks guys - I feel a little better now

It just seems to be impossible to gauge how you've done in it... and oh my gosh, exercise 6 of DART. *Shudder*

Fingers crossed I hear soon, one way or the other... the waiting begins again!

Good luck all..

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 22:52
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Congrats on getting through to stage 2! does anyone actually know of anyone who has been put through to stage two deep into the dreaded 15 days before?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 22:53
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Hi Sarah,

Fingers crossed for you. Did you do anything to prepare yourself for stage 2? got mine on Wednesday.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 06:25
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@woocash, it used to be the same, not sure if that's still the same though.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 13:11
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Stage 3 here I come...

I passed stage 2...!! Had it yesterday and heard today. Stunned.

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Old 12th Oct 2012, 13:27
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@Sarah_Lou: congratulations!
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 15:51
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Well done Sarah Lou!

I had stage 2 yesterday too, but no email as yet which is probably not a good sign if you have had yours already......!

My fall back plan is going to New Zealand for a couple of years so at least I have options!!
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 16:02
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@Rae - thank you ridiculously happy.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 18:53
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sarah you have pm . gratz btw for clearing all stages
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Old 13th Oct 2012, 07:46
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Hi all,

I'm one of the people who did my stage 1 on October 4th and still haven't heard anything. Eagerly awaiting a reply however I'm not massively confident because I think i overheard one of the examiners saying that only 13% of stage one applicants get through to stage 2... Does this sound about right? Or do you think it was more likely to be 30%?

We can only wait...
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Old 13th Oct 2012, 09:15
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I sat my stage 3 yesterday and we were told that only 11% of candidates passed stage 1
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Old 13th Oct 2012, 10:33
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It's about 30% that get through stage 1.

Of everyone who starts the process by sending in an application, around 2-3% become an ATCO
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