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NATS interview process

Old 23rd Oct 2012, 13:13
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Some interesting comments here. It's quite easy to fall at the final hurdle. What you do is you turn up, and after a day of questions, they say you didn't make the grade. At least, that was my experience.

Nothing to it really.

Congratulations Kimmikins. It's good to hear that good old fashioned commitment still works on occasion. This is my second attempt, so fingers crossed for me. Thinking about it, I do not recall seeing any posts from people who got through the selection process first time. I guess people who do are perhaps less likely to go on forums like this, but I think it is a fairly rare outcome anyway.

As for "walking into a job".... If only it were that easy!!
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 13:14
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I had mine on 18th and not heard either. What time were you at?
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 14:01
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Im disappointed with NATS, as posted before, sat all stage 1 tests on 26th september but its nearly a month later now and no communication from them. Emailed last week and still nothing. I wouldnt mind at all if id failed to get through but id have just appreciated some response for some finality from it all. Good luck to all those still getting through the stages

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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 16:02
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Stage 1

Jacdoy101

I sat Stage 1 on the 18th and have not heard anything yet either. I am sure the HR lady said 2/3 days.

How many questions did you answer on the last two tests. I did 38/50 and 36/40 not sure if this was enough?

Anyone else?
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 18:14
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Also sat on 18th! Not sure to be optimistic or pessimistic! Left about 8 on P1 but finished P2.
Fingers crossed! It was all a bit hit and miss!
I'll keep you updated from my end.
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 20:05
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Stage 3

Hello.

I was invited to attend stage 3 on 1.11.2012. I am of course very happy, but one thing keeps me on edge. I recieved 2 emails, one of them was totally empty, in the other one the link to interview FAQ was broken. So the only info I got is the date and time and to dress smart. I would love to know if there is something im missing out on.

If not, I am perfectly happy, but if there is some piece of info I dont have, plz let me know guys. Thanks Much!
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 21:17
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I also received the blank email for stage 3 it seems like everyone gets this so I do not think we are missing out on anything.

See you on 01/11!
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 21:38
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Stage 1 18th oct

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@Piplysmelie

The HR lady did say that although it says 15 days they were aiming to turn them around a lot quicker and we should hear in a few days, we have had the week end though so it's only been 3 days up till now . I did 46/50 of the diagramming and was pretty confident, the cubes threw me a bit but still managed 36/40, slightly less confident on them though. From some of the people I have spoke to, it is as much about accuracy as it is speed. Hopefully we will hear something tomorrow !

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Old 24th Oct 2012, 20:23
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Still waiting to hear?

Just a heads up for anyone who reapplied in July, I emailed HR because I hadn't heard anything since then apart from the standard 'Thank you for your application for the above position. We are currently considering your application and will contact you as soon as possible'.

I felt that I wasn't alone in not hearing anything so let it slide thinking that they were inundated. However it is now the middle of October and so I decided to send a quick e-mail to HR.

Turns out they have no record of me re-applying in July even though I have the email confirming it.

I have been advised to reapply again which I intend to do but if it has happened to me how many others out there are affected?

If you are still waiting to hear, drop them an email to see if they have lost your application too......
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 08:46
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I'm in!!!

Just found out I passed stage 3... Am in complete shock!!

Big thank you to all those 'in the know' on here who have helped me through. Really appreciated!

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Old 25th Oct 2012, 11:05
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Well done Sarah, when did you do your stage 3?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 11:06
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I went on Tuesday 23rd quick results! Thank god... I hate waiting.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 11:25
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Had my stage 2 on the 23rd. Just had an email to tell me i didn't get through
Really disappointed, but not very surprised.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 12:15
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Hello

Hey guys and girls.

Finally made my way through this thread haha. Congrats to everyone thats been successful so far.

Are there many people still waiting to do their stage 1's? Im booked in for this tuesday the 30th @ 1pm

GL all
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 14:53
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Sarah Lou

Congratulations! Have they told you if you'll be on the November course?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 14:58
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Kimmikins

They've told me I'm provisionally on it - obviously subject to medical and security clearance!
So excited!! Are you on November?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 15:06
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Yup, I'm on the November course too (again, subject to medical and security clearance!)
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 15:24
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Oh excellent have you made any plans for moving etc.? I only found out today, so am starting to realise how much I have to do and how little time....
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:39
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I dont understand something

There is 'Air Traffic Control for Candidates at...'

- page 5: Class C! airspace (...) above FL195 in the London and Scotish FIR
- page 6: Airspace above FL245 is classified now as class C

So ? FL 195 ? or FL 245 - slightly different...
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:43
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I sat stage 1 on Thurs and still haven't heard anything. Anyone in the same boat?
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