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NATS interview process

Old 25th Feb 2013, 19:33
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Going Insane!!

I wish I never heard "you'll find out within 15 working days, or maybe 30", instead I just wish they said "you'll find out whenever"!!!

Going completely insane and it's only working day 1 of a possible 30!!!!

Coupled with the fact that other folk already have their results from last week, and I'm edging ever closer to losing all sanity!

If anyone else from Fri [email protected] receives an e-mail from NATS, give us a shout please!
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:53
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FYI they have added more dates for the first stage. guess they haven't had the sufficient amount of successful candidates

anyway I will see some of yous at S2 on 12/03 !
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:28
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Where are the extra dates?? You can bet your bottom dollar that there will be a Glasgow/Edinburgh date, after me having to trek down to Birmingham!!

I jest, I jest - I'm not complaining at all! If I wasn't at Birmingham, I wouldn't have met the top-notch folk I did!

Good luck to everyone still to do their stage 1 (and 2 & 3 obviously!). I'm praying for a congratulatory e-mail tomorrow...
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 09:49
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Stage 3

What is the structure for the stage 3 interview? I was pretty sure it was a group exercise followed by a competency interview.... however it says "interview and scenario based questions" on the invitations. Can anyone help?!
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 12:13
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This is the first time I posted on here but I took the Inital Selection Tests at Southampton yesterday. I didn't feel 100% going in as I have had a hectic couple weeks since applying and hadn't been able to go through the ATC booklet as much as I would have liked. But it would seem I did enough to get through to the next 2 tests. I finished 40 of the diagramming ones and felt confident I got them all correct. I also got through most of the cubes, 5 short, something like that and also felt confident they were all 100%.

To be honest, with what I have seen so far and am expecting, you either have it or you don't. The tests are not difficult if you have what NATS want. I believe you need the right internal skills, skills that you may not be able to neccessarily learn. Your brain definitely needs to work logically and analytically, processing data all at once and not one bit at a time.

I for one looked at 3 examples of diagramming and the cubes and told myself I cannot learn to get these right, I need to know I can get these right. I didn't revise this anymore than those 3 examples before the tests. I spent my little time reading the material and hoped my skills for those other 2 would be adequate.

I don't know if I have it or not, there is still a long way to go and I may fail at a test someone else finds simple, that makes them the ATC, not me. And I'm not going to say the tests are not difficult, the examples got progressively harder and took more and more time to work out.

Anyhow got the email at 9am this morning inviting me to the next stage, I'll be there on the 15th.

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Old 26th Feb 2013, 13:25
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Well I guess that is that then.

If people are hearing after attending yesterday then I think that gives a fairly damning indication that the ones who haven't heard aren't through.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 13:56
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davidluiz - the recruitment process has had a complete shakeup over the last couple of years. Go with what the email tells you, not what you read on PPRuNe.

and sorry, no I can't tell you about the structure of the day. They asked nicely that we didn't

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Old 26th Feb 2013, 14:40
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I was quite confident that I would advance to the next stage (I was at Birmingham on the 22nd at 12pm), but haven't gotten a response yet so I'm starting to worry a bit

Anyone else from Birmingham heard from NATS yet, aside from Al4x? Good luck to everyone else waiting! Here's a tune I think we can all relate to:
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 15:12
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Hi, has anyone in the Birmingham 11am lot heard back yet? I'm starting to get panicky now! Ha.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 16:38
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ahhh i see, no worries. Thanks for replying sam, congrats on getting through!
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:06
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I was at Southampton on 25th at 1pm. Already received an email inviting me for the stage 2 assessment. They said you would receive an email within 48hrs if you had passed because they want people of the courses asap, however could be up to 30 days. Just have a little patience.

As for the tests, there is nothing on the test that isn't on the training material provided in the email they send to you.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:32
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I was in southampton yesterday and they said if we got through to stage 2 we would be notified in 24 to 48 hours, just wondering if anyone has had the congrats email yet????
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:45
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@celangford
Hi, has anyone in the Birmingham 11am lot heard back yet? I'm starting to get panicky now! Ha.
Hey, I've not heard anything back yet!

However, I'm still as positive as I was when I completed the tests. Granted it's sometimes a struggle to maintain said positivity, without going insane ha

The way I picked it up on the day, was that we would DEFINITELY receive an e-mail within 15 or 30 working days telling us how we got on. I do not remember hearing anything about 48 hours, like other folk have. Not accusing anyone of lying - just saying that we weren't told that. Perhaps it depends on the group size?
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:59
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I've signed up again for this. My first and only time was in 2008 aged 20! Been busy since but always had that what if in the back of my head. Can't say it would be ideal to get posted far away from my home, especially owning a house and having a wife now. I'd happily commute down to London so would prefer to be on approach if I ever did make that stage.

It seems things have changed since I last did it, I've just had the invite to complete the selection test online, I take it this is a new thing?
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 20:31
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You do realise that you will be posted where NATS need you and that there is no approach based in London?
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 20:39
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Hi,
I attended in Southampton yesterday and I got my invitation email for the next stage at 9:00 this morning.
We were told that all successful applicants would be told within 24-48 hours so you could apply for the next step quicker and if you didn't make it they would let you know within 15-30 days.

Good luck to all of you still waiting.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 20:42
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Advise please

Hi guys/girls I am really interested in being a ATC and have been looking at NATS website for sometime now but would like some advise on what I need to Revise/learn for all the stages 1,2,3. Cheers.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 21:40
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@shakey142
Really? Anyone else from Birmingham hear about this 24-48 hour business? Our group definitely wasn't told this, but it kinda makes sense... That's a real bummer if that's the case.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 22:03
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@gxleone
Really? Anyone else from Birmingham hear about this 24-48 hour business? Our group definitely wasn't told this, but it kinda makes sense... That's a real bummer if that's the case.
No, we (11am group) heard nothing. I know someone in the 3pm group at Birmingham, and he also heard nothing about 24-48 hours. So that's the 10am, 11am, 12noon & 3pm groups heard nothing about 24-48 hrs. Strange

The reference made to the time frame for results, was when we completed the cube paper when the NATS woman said "you will find out withing 15 working days, or, because we're all over the country at the moment, it might take up to 30 working days". Something along those lines. Absolutely no mention of 24-48 hours whatsoever.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 22:39
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If you have passed you will know about it. If you have failed you will know about it. Just kick back and let the confirmation come when it comes.

Simples!
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